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Milestone Name: First atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima,

Atomic bomb on Hiroshima
Full name of milestone: First atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
Type of milestone: War

Milestone year: 1945
The first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima. The bomb, dubbed the Little Boy, is flown to Japan mainland from the US airbase of Tinian. The bomb is trigged by shooting a piece of Uranium into another piece, thus achieving critical mass and nuclear chain reaction. Over 140000 people were killed by the bom, which exploded approximately 1900 ft in mid air.
Webline: Event related: Manhattan Project
Country then: Japan
Country now: Japan
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