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It was a fine, clear day in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. That fact determined the fate of the city, together with its numerous inhabitants.

Given the perfect weather conditions there, a B-29 Superfortress bomber nicknamed the Enola Gay headed for the city, skipping the other two potential targets: the cities of Nagasaki and Kokura, Fukuoka Prefecture.

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