Top 10 Most Terrible Events In History


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1The Holocaust

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... -. -

We need to learn this stuff. This is history, we learn history. Whether you like it or not. Life's unfair, and your gonna have to deal with that.

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

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) - rock2metal

I'm a jew, so I can't believe what it would be like if I were alive then.

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2World War ll

In my opinion World War two along with the Holocaust are the most horrible and tragic events to happen in history. Around 52 million people lost their lives during the war and it was all due to the fact that one race of people thought they were the "Master Race." They believed that anyone who didn't look a certain way, believe in the same religion as them or went against them had to be killed. 6 million Jewish people were killed by the Nazis and another 5 million Political prisoners, Gypsy's, Homosexual's, Jehovah's witnesses, etc were also murdered in Concentration camps and death camps. Whoever had to live through that horrible time in history deserves to have World War 2 and The Holocaust be number 1 and 2 on this list. The fact that the birth of Justin Beiber is even on this list is ridiculous. Whoever put that on here should be ashamed of themselves. I want to thank all the people who served in The second World War for bringing down the Third Reich. Always remember and never ...more

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

Shows how crazy humanity is and how far one man would go to gain power even if it means killing millions of innocent people.

Millions have died in this war, even those not in the military.

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39/11 World Trade Center Attacks

I was four years old when this happened, and man, let me tell you, I was crying like the world was going to end. Everyone thought I was smart for a four year old, and that I acted like a six year old, but I still cried like crazy. My parents were on the couch watching television, while I, was running back and forth in the living room. My parents told me what had happened, but I didn't understand what a terrorist was, or what an accidental mishap was, either. I just understood their tones of voice was very serious, and I was a cheerful child. Just knowing that they were very serious made me upset, and when they started crying, I lost it. I don't understand how anyone in the right mind could fly themselves into a tower, killing lots and lots of people. Don't tell me they weren't in their right minds, because I know they were. How could someone insane fly an airplane, pass security, and hit directly into the tower. I know they weren't being right with their right mind, but they were in ...more

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. - mskenziecullen

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... :(

One of my relatives died in this.

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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.

That's because people are still whiny about the fact that America actually is vulnerable. - DieGedankenSindFrei

I am Japanese and I have seen photos of victims from this event. My mum told me countless times about how much damage the bombs caused and how war was pointless. In Japan I saw countless books, movies and documentaries about this and it is sad that people can do things like this to each other. Little kids, men, women, moms, dads, grandparents, all killed without mercy. Imagine how the people slowly died from burns, radiation poisoning and the like. I know it was done to stop the war and I don't hate any American people for this, but I don't want this to ever happen again. And why is this lower than Justin Bieber?! Would you rather stop this event that killed thousands of innocent people or the birth of one lousy human being? If only this was taught in school in detail. Students should see the people with severe burns, melting skin and people that look like a black lump in the shape of a human. It wasn't a quick death. We need to look at these tragedies in detail so as to never forget ...more

I am Japanese, so naturally this event comes into mind when I hear "the most tragic events in history". But it is not just because I am Japanese that I think this event is the most tragic. I learned and heard many things about this event from my parents and in school. Millions of innocent lives were killed from this tragedy including little children. Yes, it is true that the bombings did result in the end of war, but I believe that the number of sacrifices and casualties made from this event was way too much. In my opinion, taking away someone's lives no matter what the reason, can never be called an act of justice. People might say that the bombings saved many lives, and that might be true depending on how you look at things, but... still I believe, I want to believe, that there could of been another way rather than burning away many innocent lives, to end the war. I have seen pictures of people after the bombing... their skin ripped off and dangling from their hands, their ...more

I guess Japan went out with a blast...

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5The Black Plague

This List is out of wack. Most of these Top Tens are just what Americans care about the most (and I am an American). This event killed one third of the world population and deserves to be higher on the list. The other Top Tens, although tragic, are not as bad as The Black Plague. I understand that it didn't affect the Western Hemisphere much (if at all), but it devastated the Eastern Hemisphere.

the blackplage killed one 3rd
of the known poppulation

The main reason I hate rats. These useless, good for nothing, rodents should be extinct. Many people died and the human population was going down real fast. Some towns were empty and there was no one to burry the dead people. Thanks to rats, the disease spread through. I feel sorry for the people who lived in this era. - AnimeDrawer

Cause It was horrible!

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6The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

The God of the Universe, the perfectly holy being who is infinitely good, completely without sin, sacrificed himself to save those dead in their sin. To save those who mock his name, who deny him daily, who spit and turn away from his face, who are completely deserving of eternal DEATH. Through his good grace, he paid the ultimate price. I beseech anyone who sees this: turn from the path of destruction, the path of temporary, worldly lusts and wants, and follow the narrow path, for no cost on this earth is worth the infinite value of eternal communion and fellowship with Christ. Read "Hard to Believe" by John MacArthur for better understanding. It certainly changed my life. It could help change yours.

This should not be on the list simply because no one knows if Jesus is even real. I'm not saying I'm against Christianity, but in most of the events on this list, tons of people died. An event where just ONE (fictional? ) person died should not be on this list, or at least not in the top 10. - Doom

This was clearly the worst, you think any of those dead people in Holocaust or so on would find eternal life is he didn't, imagine giving the one person/son you love so other people who mostly don't deserve it can be washed clean of sin. I am not saying it even belongs on the list it is very tragic, but it was done for us and instead of looking at it in pity show respect and be grateful, Jesus shouldn't be rated next to common acts of violence its should be way on its own without question.

This should be on a list of good things that happened...I am Christian and Christ dying for you on the cross should be top on a good list not in the top 10 for bad

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7Sinking of the Titanic

There were over 2000 people on that ship only 710 survived

The sinking of the Titanic marked the end of an era of innocence and arrogance. The sadness stem's from the fact no one needn't have died. There shouldn't have been any loss of life in those calm waters that night. The Titanic is the last thing we were ever sure about. Never again will such a collection of human beings and ideals come crashing down. Countless families were torn apart and the famous band played until the end. Now the Titanic sits two miles down serving as a monument to a disaster which should never have happened.

I'm voting this one up so that it knocks Justin Bieber's birth out of the top 5. Justin Bieber is a douchebag, but I think the Titanic sinking was a worse event for the world than Justin Bieber. If you are going to vote for Bieber's birth, REALLY think about what you are doing. The Black Plague, which killed millions of people, is somehow less awful than Justin Bieber? It's ridiculous.

So the Armenian Genocide where 2 million people were executed is not as bad as 2000 people drowning?

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8World War I

This is not dumb but really stupid

The war to end all wars didn't stop World War 2 and the genocide committed.

I think this list is better then the real list

Armenian Genocide Greek Genocide and Assyrian Genocide. Plus a huge war to ice the cake.

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9The 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...

I personally think the holocaust is at least equally as horrible. Both are super awful though. - Disneylover

Can you even imagine being torn away from your family and brought to an alien country and treated like merchandize? Drowning in your sorrows you gaze at the skies and wonder what has become of your family thousands of miles away? I watched ROOTS and it was heart breaking.

Knowing that children are young innocent and highly accident prone and putting them in harms way to make a few extra dollars is disgusting.

There is a lack of official information, but the figure of sixty million is used to quantify the deaths of black people in the Atlantic slave trade. This is surely number one. This is just horrendous and shouldn't be forgotten.

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10Sandy 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.

While this was a terrible event, this was far from being the worst event in history. People, including kids, had lost their lives in shootings before this event had happened. It seems kind of dumb that people would over blow shootings that happen in places that aren't known for it. Numerous shootings caused by drug runners are much worse.

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The Newcomers

?When Peppa Pig First Aired

I hate Peppa but why is this on the list? - Neonco31

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?When Barney First Aired

Not even God could have saved us...

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11Pearl Harbor Attack

This was barely an attack, it was a political move, it was the Japanese trying to protect themselves by sinking the American fleet (stationed at pearl harbour). 2500 soldiers (men willing to give their lives for war) died, later on in WWII 40,000 American soldiers died in an American assault on a small Japanese island. More than 10 times the amount of people died on that assault but still something as small as pearl harbour is considered more tragic than that?

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 Americans did something worse to the Japanese.

Bunch of slit eyes crashed a few planes into some American ships, amazing

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12Rwanda Genocide

1,000,000 murdered, distinctly murdered not casualties of war or extrajudicially executed, or bombed in an instant, but personally and brutally hunted down in their own villages by their fellow countrymen and murdered, men, women, and children. Children's skulls were smashed open against the wall and pregnant women eviscerated with machetes. The radio would read out the addresses of Tutsis and command the Hutus within the village to work with the genocidairs and hunt them down. And it all happened in just 100 days making it the most efficient genocide in history five times as efficient as the holocaust.. That's 10,000 human beings murdered per DAY(To put that in perspective that's about as many people who are murdered every YEAR in the American United States, and more than three times the death toll of 9/11) that's 417 murders per hour or 7 MURDERS EVERY MINUTE. Not only did it effect Rwanda, but its' effects carried over into the following Congo Wars in which millions more innocent ...more

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.

This deserves to be at number 2. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

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13Boston Marathon Bombings

I actually remember that day, going home from a friends, and news about a bombing at the marathon. I thought the guys were so stupid, to blow up people that were running for a charity. I also remember some towns had to go under lockdown and the news wouldn't shut up about it. - kaitlynrad11

This was so awful I was there and one woman who was running she got shrapnel in herself

I can't believe that the Boston Marathon would even have a bombing like this in 2013

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14Hurricane Katrina

It caused SO much destruction!

It's crazy it's psychotic it's HURRICANE KATRINA

The worst hurricane never over 2000 people died.

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15Haiti Earthquake

well I'm from haiti and a lot of my family members died

This was a sad event, but I don't think that nature is evil

This was so tragic and so sad 2 many people lost their lives in this horiible event I just want 2 say thanks 2 all the volluntears who helped find survivers=[

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16Columbine Massacre

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold wanted to leave their mark on the world, and not in a good way. Eric was a physcopath who fantasised about killing people and both of the boys wrote about blowing to the school up and killing 2,000 people in their journals. They were racists- they killed students for the mere fact that they were black and they killed a girl because they asked her if she believed in God and she replied 'yes'. When they killed people they laughed and enjoyed themselves and left a teacher to bleed to death. The massacre, in my opinion, deserves to be somewhere in the top 10. It is one of the most recent tragedies and even though 15 people were killed (including themselves) their intentions were so much worse and their actions will leave a lasting impact on their families and the families and friends of the victims, not to mention the survivors.

There are a lot of idiots on this comment section, first there's no proof of eric being a psychopath, he's just a very very bitter person, only one black person was murdered they didn't just "kill black people because they were black" they did not ask a girl if she believed in god then shot her, that's been disproven already, one of the shooters shot a girl named Valeen Schurr THEN asked her if she believed in god, she said yes then they left her alone, she survived but was injured. Columbine sucked but there were a lot worse tragedies, it should maybe be on a top 20 or 30, actually to be honest maybe top 50 look up every tragedy that has ever happened and there are MANY MANY worse tragedies. including Virginia Tech Sandy Hook Bath school disaster 9/11 Oklahoma city bombing charles Whitman dumblane Michael ryan the bombings of Japan holocaust slave trade joseph stalin mao ze dung or whatever his name is, and those are just man made tragedies not including natural disasters and ...more

Some of the last words they heard were "Do you believe in God? " After they said yes the trigger was pulled...

Two idiots not letting people have their rights. It's awful I tell you

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17The 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.

Honestly, the acts of the Japanese on POW is as bad as or worse than the holocaust

Worse than the Holocaust. Today it's still denied by the Japanese government. Deserves WAY higher than 9/11 and even higher than the marathon bombings.

It disgusts me to think the Japanese would deny this even today. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

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18Mongol Conquests

During Mongol conquest of Baghdad 1.3 Million was butchered in just 3 days.

So many people died, like so many just for power

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19The Great Depression

The Great Depression was a depressing moment in history the stock market crashed and almost every one in America was por

well it was... great depresing! so sad! they were so poor! :( SAD= THE GREAT DEPRSION

This was a time of poverty and despair and caused many lives to start deteriorating.

It was the worst - TwilightKitsune

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20The Japan Earthquake

The Japan earthquake and tsunami was indescribable. I was age 10 when it happened, seeing so many buildings, house, boats, cars being swept away. I never had seen anything so terrifying. Then after the tsunami nuclear power plants exploded. It was very frightening. I don't see why this is so low under the top 10 list.

It's so sad, I was so mad when this happened because I was still in a Chinese elementary and some classmates were actually happy about why? Cause they're racists. - SamuiNeko

Do you mean the tsunami that hit Japan triggered by the Indonesian earthquake

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