Video: 'The World At War 1973(World War II Documentary)Episode 24-The Bomb(February–September 1945)' (Aug. 9, 1945, at 45:38)
(Thursday, August 9, 1945, 11:02 a.m. JST; during — Three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, a specially adapted American B-29 bomber called World War II) Bockscar under the command of Maj. Charles W. Sweeney, exploded a nuclear device today over Nagasaki, Japan, killing an estimated 74,000 people. Continue reading 74,000 killed as U.S. drops second atomic bomb on Japan at Nagasaki 70 years ago this hour (Aug 9 1945)
(Wednesday, August 8, 1945, 12:30 p.m. EWT; during — U.S. President Harry S. Truman World War II) today signed the United Nations Charter, the foundational treaty of the intergovernmental organization known as the United Nations.
(Saturday, August 8, 1885, 8:06 a.m. local time) — More than one million people witnessed the funeral procession of former President Ulysses S. Grant (who had died July 23, 1885) today in New York City. Continue reading Million+ witness funeral procession for former President Grant in New York City 130 years ago today (Aug 8 1885)
Video: 'American Experience Truman 1' (Aug. 8, 1945, at 2:11:47)
(Wednesday, August 8, 1945, 10:45 a.m. EWT; during — Secretary of War Henry Stimson showed President Harry S. Truman World War II) aerial photographs of Hiroshima following Monday’s atomic bombing. Truman, who had by now returned to the White House from the Potsdam Conference in Germany, told Stimson, “This places a terrible responsibility upon myself and upon the War Department.” Continue reading Truman shown aerial photographs of Hiroshima bombing aftermath 70 years ago this hour (Aug 8 1945)
Video: 'The World At War 1973(World War II Documentary)Episode 24-The Bomb(February–September 1945)' (Aug. 9, 1945, at 45:16)
(Thursday, August 9, 1945, 12:01 a.m. Trans-Baikal time; during the — Having declared war on Japan an hour ago (in conjunction with the Allies), the Soviet Union today Soviet–Japanese War (1945) of World War II) commenced their invasion simultaneously on three fronts to the east, west and north of Manchuria (the Soviets would also occupy northern Korea). Continue reading Soviet Union invades Manchuria after declaring war on Japan 70 years ago this hour (Aug 9 1945)
Video: 'The World At War 1973(World War II Documentary)Episode 24-The Bomb(February–September 1945)' (Aug. 8, 1945, at 45:05)
(Wednesday, August 8, 1945, 11:00 p.m. Trans-Baikal time; during — Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov tonight informed Japanese ambassador Naotake Sato that the Soviet Union had World War II) declared war on the Empire of Japan, and that from August 9, 1945, the Soviet government would consider itself to be at war with Japan.