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Hiroshima | Study Guide

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Hiroshima | Timeline of Events


Midnight August 5, 1945: Hiroshima citizens are advised to evacuate.
2:30 a.m. August 6, 1945: Japanese radio gives a fresh warning to the citizens of Hiroshima.
7:00 a.m. August 6, 1945: Warning sirens provide another warning to the citizens of Hiroshima.
8:00 a.m. August 6, 1945: The "all-clear" is sounded, and citizens return home.
8:15 a.m. August 6, 1945: An atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
Nightfall August 6, 1945: 10,000 victims seek care at the Red Cross Hospital.
August 7, 1945: Japanese radio broadcasts a belief that a new type of bomb was used.
11:02 a.m. August 9, 1945: A second atomic bomb is dropped; this bomb targets Nagasaki.
August 15, 1945: Japanese emperor announces surrender.
September 1945: Survivors of the Hiroshima blast continue to suffer physically and emotionally.
40 years later: Survivors relate the events of their lives in the decades after the bombing.

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