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The surprise and shock was not confined to the Japanese. This dawning of the nuclear age gave us new fears and changed our imaginations.
Sixty-five years ago, on August 6, the United States dropped the first offensive nuclear weapon in history. This bomb, code-named “Little Boy,” killed around 140,000 people in Hiroshima, Japan. The U.S. military dropped the second and last nuclear weapon ever used in war, “Fat Man,” three days later on nearby Nagasaki, killing approximately 39,000 people. Whether these bombings were justified is a matter of dispute.