Top 10 Most Terrible Events In History


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The Holocaust
I can't say that a moment in the history was worse than other, but many jews that day. And what is the worst? Some Jews are discriminated in our times! (I'm saying this and I ain't Jewish)


I have ancestors who were Belgian resistance some were horrifically tortured and put in camps my grandad fought to stop it as well but some didn't survive I offer my condolences to the victims
What I hate so much about it is that all those people who died were innocent. What did they ever do to Hitler? To top it all, teachers keep telling you and making you read books about it... -. -
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2World War ll
Shows how crazy humanity is and how far one man would go to gain power even if it means killing millions of innocent people.
These are some Allied countries that have lost soldiers and civilians
Soviet Union - over 8 million Civilians - over 18 millions
Uk - 423,467 Civilians - 67,122
USA - 405,399 Civilians - 1,737
Poland - 242,254 Civilians - over 5 million
France - 219,345 Civilians - 350,566
Australia - 74,915 Civilians - 13,781
Canada - 45,408
Denmark - 2,166 Civilians - 1,189
India - 87,621 Civilians - over 2 million
Philippine - 58,421 Civilians - over 2 million
New Zealand - 11,988
South Africa - 11,919
Netherlands - 17,588 civilians - 245,716
Belgium - 12,258 Civilians - 75,814
Greece - 35,566 Civilians - 305,098
Norway - 3,444 Civilians - 6,586
it's so terrible they keep little quilts with them in battle
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39/11 World Trade Center Attacks
I was in kindergarten when it happened. I didn't understand then, but every time they show the footage of everything on September 11th each year, I break out crying. I don't know how someone could hurt a country like that. They'd have to be just... Depressed and evil. Its pathetic.


I was in school in 5th grade when it happened. I wasn't even in the USA. I was in the Dominican Republic. The principal of the school did let us all out early, and no one knew why. Then when I got home at 11:00am I realized something was wrong. In the Dominican Republic every street was empty... I WAS SO scared! I did not know why. Then I got home and I thought the world was going to end... I just hope God does not allow something like that to happen again... :(
I remember this when I was 7, even though I live in Australia I still think its the worst thing that's happened in history.


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4Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
How this event was ranked below 9/11 is beyond me... I guess perhaps because the attacks on the trade center and the others were so recent. But a terrible 3000 casualties, as opposed to an instantaneous erradication of an unthinkable 200, 000 plus countless people and animals left irratiated, seems an unrealistic comparison.
The lesson learned in this awful event is that innocent people die because of the corruption started by their leaders. Nuclear bombs should never be used again.
Don't hate me for this but, unlike many others I believe this should be under 9/11... America dropped the bombs to end a war that was killing a lot more than the ones who died from the bombs, they had to or many more would have died. Japan was not giving up and this was the last step for it to end... Besides after the war America actually made Japan what it is today! They re built everything and introduced industry and technology to Japan
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5World War I
Watched a movie schindler's list.. I am shocked to see what the Jews have been through...
I think this list is better then the real list
This should be on the one of the top ones
My list
1. Holocaust
2. WW2
3. Atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
4. WW1
5. Indian ocean tsunami and earthquake
6. 9/11
7. Vietnam
8. Syria civil war
9. The Armenia genocide
10. Chemical weapon attack in Syria

6The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
He came for the sake of divine love. The ultimate expression of his love was to be killed but on the third day to be raised up. It was the best thing in all of history for him to die, but the most evil thing ever to kill him.
I don't get it we paraphrase a book written 3,000 years ago and we are suppose to worship some person that no one alive today has ment and die for him and do everything the bible says I don't make sines and why is this even on here.
The Passion Of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Most Famous Tragedy in all of history. Christ Died for the sins of humanity for all time.
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7The Black Plague
the blackplage killed one 3rd
of the known poppulation
Killed millions of people
The black death was actually a play but I can't belive it killed so many people and people thought there was poison in the air killing them.

8Sinking of the Titanic
There were over 2000 people on that ship only 710 survived
Not heard of the others!
One of the most famous events in human history!
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9Sandy Hook Shooting
This event tore me up inside as a parent! This event should at least be in the top ten if not the top 5!
This is the most tragic in 2012 so see those children had to lose there lives
God, I just wish we could go back in time and stop this event. So many parents lives have been ruined.
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10Pearl Harbor Attack
This to me is the saddest moment in history for me. It just brings me almost to my knees to hear the stories and back story's in this tragic day!

The Contenders

11Hurricane Katrina
It caused SO much destruction!

12The Slave Trade
How the hell the slave trade isn't number 1 is beyond me. a wicked evil act for over 400 years because of ones skin colour...
America has a lot to ask forgiveness for. Slavery was beyond most peoples grasp. It was far worst than film is able to reveal.
They died because of there skin colour
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13Haiti Earthquake
well I'm from haiti and a lot of my family members died
This was so tragic and so sad 2 many people lost their lives in this horiible event I just want 2 say thanx 2 all the volluntears who helped find survivers=[
This was a sad event, but I don't think that nature is evil

14The Vietnam War
What happened with Agent Orange (likely the most toxic chemical produced) and other chemical mixtures cannot be forgotten. It's affected children in Vietnam, not just people here in the United States.
Matthew 24:7 Nations will fight against other nations.

15The Great Depression
My Mum and dad were young when this happend and they told me abought how my Mum's Mum almost died in it. I told my mum abought when we learned anought it in school and she burst into tears and then she told me anought how her mum died. I burst into tears also. Then my dad came in and started snogging my mum! I almos puked though.
well it was... great depresing! so sad! they were so poor! :( SAD= THE GREAT DEPRSION
I that your mum was a great person. the end
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16Boston Marathon Bombings

17The Crusades
Absolutely pointless. The Crusades were multiple mass murders (a better word for war), between two religions who believed in the same God pretty much. After all both of their holy books told them to love their enemies.

18Rwanda Genocide
Almost 1 million people murdered in such a small amount of time... How is this not on the top ten list. Women, children, all murdered. Pregnant mothers having their stomachs sliced open and their unborn children butchered. And the world just watched...
I believe Clinton said it was the worse decision of his career not to help, and as the T.V. News people said, people would find it sad, then look the other way, which is just what they did. No one called it genocide at the time because then they would have to help... But we're willing to admit the truth now that the horrible reality has passed for the most part.
How is this not number 1? 800,000 people were killed in 100 days. The Holocaust's number of deaths in that time is small by comparison. And Belgium shamelessly left them to die.
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19The Nanking Massacre
This is just plain awful. Beheading men. Having contest fighting for who ever gets 100 kills first. Raping thousands of women and girl then just stabbing their V. What an awful merciless act on the Chinese.

20The Chernobyl Disaster
WHAT! Why isn't this in the top 10 the contaminated area won't be inhabitable for at least 300 years, come on people. The radiation fallout affected the whole of Europe. There's a reason it is called the 'Worst nuclear disaster in history'.


This killed many people and left radiation to kill even more creatures, plus its super creepy

2126/11 Attack On India
Worst Dates Of All Time - 26/11 & 9/11


22Oklahoma City Bombing

23Virginia Tech Massacre

24Queensland 2011 Floods
This catastrophe costed the government a lot of money, but the most traumatising event is obviously the deaths and lost homes.
I live in Queensland and my house got flooded and 38 people died but I would not say that it's one of the saddest times in history

25Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
I was in Thailand when the tsunami happened I was 15 years old I lost my 2 younger brothers there names were Simon who was 9 and the other brother was could casey he was 6, I was in hospital for 4 mouth because I lost my leg and had and cuts on my face and back and stomach and I saw lots of dead people so I no how devastating it was so it would be in the top 10
Boxing day tsunami should be number 2 it took 250 000 life's and the titanic took 1500 life's
The destruction of this event is still seen in the southern coast of Sri Lanka.
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26Bloody Sunday 1971

27Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Revelation 16:3 The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea. Then the sea
became blood like. Every living thing in the sea died.

thousands of fish and other sea critters dieing

28The Armenian Genocide
This event was basically the reason why all other genocides, including Holocaust, even started.
Muslims killing all the christians, disgrace!

9/11 World Trade Center Attacks = 2,996 deaths = third place.

Holodomor = 2.4 - 7.5 million deaths = not even in the list.

301900s British Attack On India

31Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Kennedy would done lots of good things if he wasn't shot. Every good politician gets shot: Robert Kennedy (His brother), JFK, and Abraham Lincoln.

32Chile Earthquake

331984 anti-Sikh riots
Yes, thousands of innocent Sikhs were killed for no fault of theirs. Police simply watched & political parties instigated for killings. Very strange but true.

34The Japan Earthquake

35Columbine Massacre

36Guimaras Oil Spill

37The 7/7 Attacks on London

38Spanish Inquisition

39Syrian Civil War
18 march 2011 protests started against the government
100,000+ civilians Killed : This is a United Nations estimate. The UN believes the actual toll may be much higher as many deaths are not reported.
1.8 Million refugees;
Chemical weapons used against civilians
Air force destroyed cities
Tanks destroyed villages


Bashar al-Assad has brutally cracked down on anti-government protesters, resulting in the deaths on 90,000+. The situation is still going on.

40Darwin Bombing
It was one of the weirst bombings in WW2
13,781 Australian civilians died in WW2
Darwin was the most destructive killing lots and lots of others towns got bombed
Darwin - 6,901
Cape York - 2,539
Townsville - 1,253
Cairns - 1,065
Wyndham - 955
Broome - 942
Sydney boat attacks - 929
Karratha - 791
Port headland - 769
Just to name some

41The Stolen Generation
Thousands of Australian Aboriginal children stolen from the government, some could not you there family's for years and some never seen there family again
Horrible, racism to Australian Aboriginal have been bad and they took there childhood and can not live there peoples WAIS
My Nanna was in the stolen generation it was so heart broken she was 11 she did not see her parents for over 6 years and she I'd not like the white wais

42Colorado Movie Theater Shooting

43Winnipeg General Strike

44Famine In Ethiopia

452008 Sichuan Earthquake

46Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse

471985 Mexico City Earthquake

481921 Destruction of Black Wall Street
Far worse than OKC bombing

49Battle of Gettysburg

50Kenya Mall Shooting

512012 Aurora Theater Shooting

52Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

53Nelson Mandela's Death
He was a great man change history

54Black Saturday Bushfires
In Victoria, Australia one of the worst fires in record killed 173 people and destroyed 2,029 houses killed lots of bush land and animals

55Waco Texas
This should've been top 20

56Execution of Christians in the Middle East
Hundred of thousands have died because of religion

572002 Bali Bombings
202 people died in affected Indonesia & Australia a lot

58American Japanese Holocaust
Germany wasn't the only ones. We killed thousands. But you won't see it in your government mandated textbooks.

59Slavery of the Jews in Egypt

60Japanese, Danish and Norwegian whaling
No living been should suffer of science and for fun

61Massacres in Volhynia

62Middle East War
9/11 2,996 died
Middle Eastern hundreds of thousands died

63Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
In New York, 1911

64Boston Molasses Disaster

65Ghouta Chemical Attack

66Kent State Shootings
The slaughter of innocent students by their own government and neighbors.

67Santa Maria Tragedy in Brazil

68Hurricane Sandy

69Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting

70Clackamas Town Center Shooting

71Brazil Elementary School Shooting

72Colorado High School Shooting

73Los Angeles International Airport Shooting
This one's not a big deal. Only One Person was killed. But still it's terrible. Good thing the suspect didn't kill himself or else there would be no justice.

74The Trail of Tears

I think this was so hypocritical and unfair!

75The Alamo

76Michael Jackson's Death
He was talented, but I liked him better black, if you catch my drift.

77Birth of Adolf Hitler

78Death of William Wallace

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