The Most Controversial Decision: The Atomic Bombs

In August of 1945 the most destructive bombs to mankind were dropped over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki due to Japans refusal to an unconditional surrender.

Bombing Of Nagasaki

Three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, the worlds second ever nuclear weapon was dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki.

World War II begins

World War II begins.

Approval of Atomic Bomb Development

President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves the development of the atomic bomb, the worlds first nuclear weapon.

Manhattan Project

The United States government research project in which is responsible for having produced the worlds first atomic bombs is known as the Manhattan Project.

Pearl Harbor

Japan launched a surprise attack among Unites states soil attacking Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Target Country Chosen

The primary target for the dropping of the worlds first two atomic bombs was chosen as the country of Japan after the recent surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The target was chosen by the Military Policy Committee of the Manhattan Project.

FDR Dies

Franklin D. Roosevelt dies of a brain hemorrhage. Following his death Harry Truman is named as the 33rd President of the United States of America.

City Targets Chosen

The Manhattan Project Target Committee select Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kokura, and Niigata, as possible targets to use the atomic bombs on.

Germany Surrenders

Germany agrees to an unconditional surrender.

Nuclear Fission Created

At the University of Chicago Enrico Fermi created the worlds first controlled nuclear fission reaction

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