Biggest Events in Human History

List that contains immense events through human history.
The Top Ten
1 World War II

It's important because the Allies started to think that the Treaty of Versailles wasn't a good idea.

Tens of millions died, and it created much of the modern world and politics we know today.

The deadliest war in human history slowed human progress by killing so many people.

2 World War I

The first instance of modern warfare that still has lasting effects on today's politics and society.

Empires fell in this war. And all that just because a Serbian fired a bullet.

Without WW1, there would have been no WW2, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War, or war in the Middle East.

3 Crucifixion of Christ

It is the only way for a just and righteous God to reconcile sinful people to Himself. Jesus died, the just for the unjust, in order to bring us to God. This event is really the only event, when believed upon in faith, that has made it possible for people to live eternally with their Creator in peace.

So, the gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus's death and resurrection on our behalf, goes well beyond the few years of our earthly existence.

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 civilizations. And that is an objective view.

If you consider the prospect of salvation offered to an entire race, then Christ wins hands down without competition.

4 Industrial Revolution

It was a noticeable start to the very rapid development of the human race and society. It paved the way for inventions that shape our daily lives and the world around us.

5 The Black Death
6 Invention of the Internet

Introduced a whole new way of communicating, entrepreneurship and business, entertainment, and finding information.

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

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

7 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.

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

8 9/11

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 tragic.

Security checks at airports increased. Homeland Security was invented. American nationalism rose.

9 The Holocaust

The 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 everyone.

This is the mass genocide of 6 million people. This has to be considered in the top ten. No question.

10 Landing on the Moon

For the first time, SpaceX has landed the Falcon 9, bringing us closer to chances of developing technology to go back to the Moon and even to Mars. It was a huge day.

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 event will gain even more significance in the future. It marks the first time that humans ventured to a place other than Earth.

The Contenders
11 Great Depression

This affected everyone in the world.

12 The Fall of The Roman Empire
13 Cold War

It set in stone the relations between the U.S., Russia, and the rest of the world. Russia and the U.S. may be seen as vastly different today if it wasn't for the war.

An indirect conflict between two sides: the East, USSR, and the West, the United States.

14 First Voyage of Christopher Columbus

Positive or negative, it was the start of the New World. Without it, we would likely not be as advanced as we are now.

15 The Neolithic Revolution

Honestly, it should be number 1. It introduced things like jobs, changed the way we survive, and was the key to a functioning civilization. Without it, our lives would be very different, and humans may have never advanced past hunting animals in tribes.

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

16 The American Revolution
17 Gutenberg Invents the Printing Press

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

18 Constantinople Conquered

The Muslims conquered the capital of the Roman Empire. More specifically, it was the Turks, who were once considered backward and who were displaced by the Mongols.

19 The French Revolution
20 Titanic Disaster

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.

After that, they made safer ships.

21 Civil Rights Movement

The Black community was able to gain more rights and allowed them to lead more successful lives.

22 Cubs winning the 2016 World Series

The happiest moment in world history.

23 Spanish Flu

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

24 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami

This was terrible. This earthquake and its resulting tsunami killed over 230,000 people, caused a train wreck in Sri Lanka, and caused devastating damage in the Indian Ocean coastline areas.

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