On August 6, 1945, the United States became the first and only country to use atomic weapons in wartime by dropping an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. About 80,000 people were killed as a result of the explosion and 35,000 others were injured. At least 60,000 more are said to have died by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout.

WATCH: Tech Effect: Hiroshima on HISTORY Vault

Although the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan marked the end of World War II, many historians claim that it also started the Cold War.


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