Table of Data Points
|1945-08-06||First Atomic Bomb|
Hiroshima was the primary target of the first nuclear bombing mission on August 6, with Kokura and Nagasaki being alternative targets.
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|1945-07-30||USS Indianapolis sunk|
USS Indianapolis is sunk by Japanese submarine i-58. 317 of 1,196 crew members survived the sinking.
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|1945-07-27||1945-07-28||Leaflet drops over Japan|
Six b-29 super fortresses dropped leaflets over eleven cities, warning that they would be targets of attacks in the future. The drops were intended to lower moral and also create an impression that the US wanted to minimize civilian casualties.
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|1945-07-26||Little Boy reaches Tinian|
The nine Uranium projectile rings, vital components of the Little Boy atomic bomb destined for Hiroshima, are delivered to Tinian island by the USS Indianapolis.
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Stalin, Churchill, and Truman meet to discuss the post war fate of Germany.
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|1945-07-17||1945-07-18||US bombards Hitachi|
Allied battleships commanded by Rear Admiral Badger, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Alabama and HMS King George V and accompanying cruisers and destroyers, bombard industrial facilities near Hitachi.
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|1945-07-16||Trinity Nuclear Test|
The US army conduct the first test of a nuclear weapon. The implosion plutonium device, the same design as the 'fat man' bomb used at Nagasaki, produced an explosion the equivalent of 20 kilotons of TNT.
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|1945-07-14||First naval bombardment|
Rear Admiral John Shafroth leads Task Unit 34.8.1 in the first naval bombardment of the Japanese coastline. The battleships USS South Dakota, Indiana and Massachusetts as well as 2 heavy cruisers and nine destroyers attacked iron works near Kamaishi.
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600 villages are murdered by troops from 3rd Battalion, 215th Regiment and the OC Moulmein Kempeitai of the Imperial Japanese Army.
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|1945-06-24||Moscow Victory Parade|
The Soviet red army hold a victory parade through red square celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of the Great Patriotic War. This was the first Soviet military parade captured on color film.
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