Nagasaki in History

Historical Events

  • 1652-05-13 Ingen Ryuki invited to become the abbot of Sofokuji temple in Nagasaki
  • 1853-08-08 Russian fleet appears at Nagasaki, Japan

BattleNuclear Bombing of Nagasaki

1945-07-26 Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva depart Kirtland Army Air Field to transport the plutonium core for the Fat Man bomb (bombing of Nagasaki) to the island of Tinian where the bomb is assembled

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-07-28 Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva arrive on the Pacific island of Tinian with the plutonium core used to assemble the Fat Man bomb used in the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Physicist
Raemer Schreiber
  • 1945-08-09 US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
  • 1982-07-24 Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1910-11-11 Raemer Schreiber, American physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, born in McMinnville, Oregon (d. 1998)

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Physicist
Raemer Schreiber
  • 1959-12-29 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), born in Hashima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1998-12-24 Raemer Schreiber, American Physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, dies at 88

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Physicist
Raemer Schreiber
  • 2007-04-18 Iccho Itoh, mayor of Nagasaki (b. 1945)
  • 2010-01-04 Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (b. 1916)