On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

JapanNuclear Bombing of Nagasaki

US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
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Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki
Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki

Famous Birthdays

  • Posy Simmonds, English cartoonist

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Hillman, American athlete (3 Gold Olympic 1904), dies at 63