Biggest Events in Human History

List that contains immense events through human history.

The Top Ten

World War II

Hitler is jealous that England won world war 1

significant event because of the death toll

The Nazis almost took over the world.

Big technologies change.

Crucifixion of Christ

This event divided history in two. Every date is divided before Christ and after Christ. It changed the world. Christianity is the largest faith in the world. It influences everyone from the humanist atheist to modern secularist. As for believers it is the most important reason for their belief.

Whatever you're religious or not,we have to admit,the death of this man divided a lot of people if he was really the ''son of god'' or not. And created the vatican which later it's pretty much a very important part of human history.

The event that caused history to be divided as we know it and who sparked a following that has lasted and flourished into the modern world. Christianity as a movement has inspired countless historical figures and shaped civilisations. And that is an objective view, if you consider the prospect of salvation offered to an entire race then Christ wins hands down without competiton.

Jesus paid the price for our sins on the cross, and rose from the dead to lead us into eternal life. Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection not only had an immeasurable impact on temporal human history, but will have the biggest impact for all eternity.

Landing on the Moon

I thought this was a major event because it was a race between the USA and Russia to land on the moon successfully and well, we did it.

This will be more important in the future because it will mark the first time that people went on a place other than earth.

In 10,000 years, only 2 things on this list will be remembered, the Moon Landing, and the first atomic warfare.

It still blows my mind we were able to achieve this. What's next, a frigging gas giant landing?

Invention of the Internet

Started obesity epidemic, physical interface, pear-shaped bodies as the norm.

It has changed our lives today, it made them easier and harder in certain ways

An average person in Europe uses internet two ours a day

Industrial Revolution

what is it

World War I

Without WW1 there would have been no ww2, korean war, vietnam war, cold war or war in the middle east.

To The End Of All Wars, Ends Nothings

This should be number 1

The worst thing ever


No one can ever forget this every year at every school in America you see them talking about this event. It's because it was so horrible and it was tragic...

This terrorist attack still effects our life now because now we can't look at a jew without thinking "Terrorist"

Security checks at airports increased, homeland security was invented, and American Nationalism rose

Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The bombing at Hiroshima showed that man could destroy himself. The bombs also were the culmination of decades of racism against Asian peoples in America which was likely an extension of the global "East-West" conflict.

No offense america but you put the 9/11 bombings above this is insane yes the twin towers and the pentagon being destroyed was a tragedy but it fails in comparison to the amount of death and tragedy of the Japan bombings

Huge events to be sure, but calling them "culmination of racism against Asian people" is so much revisionist claptrap.


Discovering the New World

The discovery of the americas by the europeans, it was inevitable since some civilizations there already made trips around the world (The incas made a trip to the polynesia islands and had trades with the tribus there)

But this was the thing that made USA,canada,mexico,brazil,etc and a lot of resources came from the americas (especially the potato)

They didn't discover the new world, there were already native americans

A famous French explorer Christophe Colomb discovered America and new civilizations in 1492.

We wouldn't have bacon if it didn't happen

The Black Death

It was all a prank! True story!

The Contenders

Birth of Muhammad

Should be first, brought Quran which his a miracle in itself.

It should be first

The birth shaped the course of history:
Constantinople end
so on and so forth

Must be first

The Neolithic Revolution

How was this not on here? Without it, we would still be nomads!

Agricultural Revolution should be #1~

Constantinople Conquered

The Muslims conquered the capital of the Roman Empire. More specifically it was the Turks who were once a backward people who were kicked out by the Mongols.

No one can imagine the most powerful 1300 years stronghold of the roman empire will fall to the hand of a new era

Constantinople still exists as Istanbul, Turkey.

Gutenberg Invents the Printing Press

Rightly so, This has been voted as the highest the 1001-2000 millennium. The advent of the printing press brought reading to the masses. Could ideas like democrarcy have spread, revolutions have happened without this?

Cubs winning the 2016 World Series

Sorry but how is this more important and impactful than the Black Plague?

Happiest moment in world history.


A great thing to be sure, but not even the best thing that happened in 1969.

Changed the history showing the power of the hippie culture

Not even close.

The Holocaust

Most tragic event. Over 6 million innocent people died and I was lucky enough to meet a survivor. I will never forget his story.

Millions died and it changed the course of history forever on how we view literally everyone.

Death toll and effect on people

Cold War

An indirect conflict between two sides: East, URSS and West, the American.

i agree

Civil Rights Movement

The Black Society was able to have more rights and allowed them to have more successful lives.

What this was so important

Titanic Disaster

Also the disaster of getting your knickers in a twist overreaction of three cartoon Titanic movies because they had a fairytale ending instead of the disaster ending. (Oh ok, the second film just had the Octopus rescue, the rapping dog could've died in the first)

The first big, fancy(For the most part) ship failed, many died, and the captain who was going to retire died on his last voyage.

Everyone should choose this or vote this

Great Depression

This effected everyone in the world...

1960 Valdivia Earthquake
Indian Ocean Earthquake & Tsunami

Watching the video of this event gets me every time

Worst natural disaster on record

This was bigger than 9/11

Spanish Flu

Worse than the Black Death, more than 40 million people died.

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