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15 Times the Weather Has Changed History

15. Hiroshima Sunshine

Image: US News & World Report

On August 6, 1945, the first nuclear weapon was dropped on Hiroshima. The reason? There was no cloud cover, which made it a prime target for that day. Even more disturbing is that on August 8th, cloud cover over Kokura deferred planes to their backup plan, dropping a bomb on Nagasaki. If the clouds had behaved differently, you have to wonder how it might have changed history.

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