A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Hiroshima, Bombing of

Hiroshima, Bombing of (Japan) At 8:16 a.m., 6 August 1945, Colonel Paul Tibbets’s B-29 Enola Gay detonated the first atomic bomb used in warfare. The explosion equaled 20,000 tons of TNT, destroyed four square miles, killed 66,000–78,000, injured at least 80,000, and exposed 300,000 people to radiation.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Hiroshima, Bombing of," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed July 3, 2022, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NJFRPAD1K9SGEHW.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Hiroshima, Bombing of." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 3 Jul. 2022. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NJFRPAD1K9SGEHW.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Hiroshima, Bombing of' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 3 July 2022, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NJFRPAD1K9SGEHW.