Top 10 Most Terrible Events in History

The Top Ten
1 The Holocaust

This does not need explaining, even through I was not alive during the events of WWII I have heard from my relatives and friends about how terrible this genocide was.

First off, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler targeted Jews solely because of their race and religion. Not only was this sick leader racist, but he acted on his racism in a series of executions/massacres which killed 6,0000 people and 1/3 of Europe's population at the time. He made the whole world a war zone and caused so many jewish citizens to live fearing for their life just because of their race. This event in my opinion is the most terrible event in US history. More schools should teach about the impact of genocide and supremacy to avoid future events like this from ever happening.

I knew an old woman who lived on my street when I was about sixteen that would be like 1980 or so and I remember she had the numbers still tattooed on her arm. That was devastating to me because I knew she had suffered horrors we could never begin to understand. she had seen things no one should see, family gassed, shot, children murdered. This was profoundly emotional for me and still is. This is by far the worst atrocity ever suffered by any one people millions of Jews murdered just because they were Jews Hitler was a maniac but people loved him that above all astounds me most, as human beings we are born with a sense of right and wrong how did millions do this for him and believe in it?

It is to absolutely NO ONE's surprise that this is number one, and sadly, this isn't the last time a similar event like this happens in human history.

Hands-down the most horrifying event in modern-day history. Concentration camps, especially Auschwitz-Birkenau, treated Jewish people in such horrible ways that it is impossible to fully understand them. Nazis were let off WAY too lightly. How can you gas three million innocent people and feel nothing inside? Watch grotesque piles of bodies increase day by day, watch people with thin bodies and gaunt eyes become nothing more than skeletons, knowing that this will be their life until they are gassed or shot? The history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust deserve its own class in high schools across the world.

2 World War II

This whole war was caused by one sick dictators belief that Germany was the superior race and that Jews were inferior. It is so heartbreaking that he actually was so successful in getting so many people to agree to become part of the Nazi group in hunt of killing innocent Jews. This war also resulted in many more tragedies such as the attack on Pearl Harbor in the USA and the Atomic Bombs dropped on Japanese civilians. That's all excluding the fact that it caused the Holocaust which killed 6 Million Jews!

WWII obviously sucks, and it's exactly why I DREAD WWIII, and the fact that it might happen in my lifetime does not make me feel better. NO ONE wants to live through something like WWII, and you can't blame them at all. I'm not willing to become a victim of some country's war crimes, nor do I want to get drafted into war and DIE.

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 Bieber 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

The holocaust took place during World War II. The attack on Pearl Harbour took place during World War II. The bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima took place during World War II. The war lasted for six long years during which over 50 million lives were lost. Innocent civilians were killed as a war tactic. Those who survived would never forget the horrors they saw. Nearly every single country in the world was at war. Many were forced to fight because both sides were so desperate. During the Siege of Stalingrad, the Russians had to equip teenage girls with anti air weaponry to repel Hitler's forces. While it was one of the examples where so many countries united against a common enemy. The tactics were ruthless. The war ended nearly 73 years ago, but its scars are still visible to us all.
This should be number one, as the Holocaust was a part of it.

3 The Black Plague

Way worse than 9/11 sorry yanks. I know your aunt probably died but listen 9/11 was thousands this was millions. I however think of this as the possible worst event if the death toll is worse than WWII (can't remember have to google it). But it is not the worst as a virus. Because if it happened within the last century like the spanish flu did it wouldn't have killed as many people as it did in the 1300s. Currently I see the spanish h1n1 as the possible worst virus in history. Maybe along with this as there is still not major proof it wouldn't have killed as many people in the 1900s and 2000s. But if covid surpasses the spanish h1n1 then I will officially rank it the worst virus in history and the second worst event behind World War II.

It's hard to recognize the horrible devastation this left to the Old World. An entire village would be wiped out. Cities were breading grounds of disease. People thought it was a punishment of the divine, beating themselves in public hoping God would have mercy. You'd wake up every morning and check yourself for sores, and if you found them you knew you'd die the next day. No doubt Europe's population would be the size of India or China today if it wasn't for this event.

The Black Death has the highest death toll of any single event. The only reason the Holocaust, 9/11, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Pearl Harbor are on the list is because of disproportionately high media attention and too many American voters. The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ being on this list is absolutely ridiculous. The death of one man we don't even know existed doesn't outweigh the deaths of millions.

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.

4 9/11 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 wasn't alive then but from what I heard you didn't want to be alive to witness this day. It is horrible what people can do to others. This event didn't just wipe out 2 skyscrapers and thousands of people, but affected the minds and hearts of many. That's because of war and terrorism, we cannot be safe no matter where we are. It is sad to think of the world this way but its very much the truth. I visited the 2 pools and could look up and almost see the 2 brave towers standing so high up, even though I never got to see these structures in real life. To all the families shattered and to our panicked government, I hope this helps us improve for the future and show us what really people could do to one another.

I don't think that any tragedy is worse than the other. But I certainly think this one saddened me the most. 12,000 died in Galveston, 200,000 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, yet only 3000 in 9/11. I wasn't born yet when this happened. But my dad thought he was gonna die that day. He wasn't in the twin towers. He wasn't even in New York. But he was in a big building in Maryland. He was working at NASA when he looked at a ceiling T.V. to see a plane run into the South tower. He thought a small plane hit the North tower because he was thinking to himself "why would a big commercial airliner run into a tall tower" (Because that is very unlikely to happen). But a huge explosion covered a third of the screen after that. He feared that a plane would hit his building. So he asked his boss if he could be excused. And he got out of that building as quickly as possible. He later heard more news on September 12 that the planes were hijacked, the towers collapsed, the Pentagon was hit, and that a ...more

This was a evil act of Terrorism on the USA carried out by 19 islamic extremist under the command of terrorist group Al-qaeda lead by Osama Bin Laden. This tragic attack killed about 3,000 people and injured around 6,000. This event reminded us that we never safe from heartless acts of terrorism like this.

5 Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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

Dropping the atomic bombs on Japan has been one of the most controversial decisions ever. I believe after the bombings of Pearl Harbor, it was the right decision. But not just Pearl Harbor was avenged. Freedom was avenged not just for Americans but for the Japanese citizens too. Yes, thousands of lives were lost in these attacks but what followed? A thriving country with a great economy and a balanced government with NO emperors. Before the bombs Japan was a place from hell run by a lazy leader who didn't care at all for his people. If the United States had chosen to not drop the bombs, a great suffering would have likely still continued all the way till today. But instead they made the right decision in dropping the bombs to finally obtain that great peace that was in delay for years, no longer. There has never been peace without first a great suffering. The greater the suffering the greater the peace. And before you ask, yes. Americans suffered greatly in our revolutionary and civil ...more

I get real sick and tired of people crying about how "unneeded" this event was. Don't get me wrong, I admit, it showed the true darkness of human kind, but one thing some people don't seem to understand that this was necessary. Without this device, America would do a full scale invasion of Japan along with the USSR, killing even more lives than of these bombs. And to be honest, Japan had it coming. Imperial Japan seized power by force by invading China and the Pacific Islands, and faced the wrath of the U.S after Pearl Harbor, and their willingness to still fight on was just a calling for destruction. If Japan had just negotiated it out, this all would have been avoided, but instead it caused the lives of thousands of innocent people. The deaths of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are because of the Japanese, not because of the Americans. After WW2, America helped rebuild Japan into its prosperous country it is today. It sorta like an apology by the Americans. I truly wish to never have to hear ...more

Logically correct, morally horrific. Those innocent people had nothing to do with the war, but it did stop it. The other choice was fighting man to man but then American would lose five time as many people so like I said it is logically correct but morally wrong.

6 The Slave Trade

F.Y.I. the slave trade has existed for tens of thousands of years not just 400 and not just to African peoples. The Romans alone enslaved peoples from every nationality and today in some small places slavery still exists in the form of sex slaves and serfs. Yes, America didn't contribute anything good in that department by continuing to use slaves until the civil war, but it didn't start with Americans and sadly didn't end with the abolishment of slavery. Because of the billions of people throughout time enslaved and the fact that almost everyone living today can trace their roots back far enough to where someone in their family was a slave, I think slavery is the worst act brought onto mankind.

This just pains me so much, I've got to say, when I was younger, kids bullied me because of my skin, just goes to show, that even if you stop something, kids may still carry on with it (in a more childish way e.g. bullying). This should be number one, joint with the holocaust.

Both leave horrible thoughts in people's minds.

You can't judge people on their skin colour, judge them with their personality- In fact, just don't judge!

Think of Aesop, he got judged because of his looks, his parents selled him, and made him a slave! Just because they believed he was ugly, but, look at him now, he's a famous myth writer that everybody knows!

If this hadn't been stopped, some of the most famous black people in the world, wouldn't even be known.

This should be number 1. The disregard of the slave trade is why the large majority of black people are still viewed as inferior today. 400+ years of physical, emotional and psychological abuse is engraved in the DNA of most of today's people whose ancestors endured slavery, not to mention the millions who were murdered or committed suicide. The world today is still built on the inferiority of coloured people and until we show some understanding of the consequences of slavery, we will continue to endure hell on earth.

Slavery should absolutely be #1. The fact that slavery is not considered as bad as the crucifixion of Jesus, the sinking of the titanic, and 9/11 is astonishing and disgusting. Even the fact that it is below the Holocaust is startling. The salve trade lasted for hundreds of years and the middle passage alone was comparable to the holocaust. The reason why people are more sympathetic to holocaust victims is blatantly because they were middle class white people. (the holocaust was undoubtedly terrible also)

7 World War I

WWI is the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century. Everything that happened after is because of this conflict. The rise of the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, fascist Italy, the Empire of Japan, WWII, the Cold War, and wars in the Middle East are all caused by this war. All because of some misunderstandings and misfortunes. This war could've been avoided if it weren't for a series of coincidences and a lack of communication.

The first World War is often overshadowed by the second, which is believe to have created catastrophic devices, turned countries around, and killed millions.
What isn't understood however is that the first World War started it all. King Wilhelm united Germany under Prussia, creating what was thought to be a great country. However his son, Wilhelm the second, shoved off his advisor and all his fathers hard work, power unable to quench his thirst, thus beginning a foolish domination of the European countries. True, the amount of lives lost is incomparable to that of the events of world war 2, but it was the lost presented by this foolish ruler and the greed of the countries involved that tore people to ruins, electing to power Hitler under the democracy, desperate for any salvation.
In other words, it was the foolish decisions of the second king, the catastrophic scale, damage, and backlash of this true war that ignited the flames in many hearts to follow a path leading to even ...more

Should be higher up on this list, WWI was the first true global war, and with it brought unprecedented destruction and misery. It truly shook the world, completely changing our attitudes towards combat and war. It basically wiped out a generation of young men with the potential to change the world for the better, and basically only because of wounded the belligerent's wounded pride and nationalistic values. It of course lead to the even bloodier, but much more justifiable conflict of WW2 (allies basically had to save the world from the fascists). WWI was so tragic in this sense that it was such a meaningless war that killed and maimed and brought pain to so many people.

It can be said that this was worse than WWII. Before you bomb my house, I would like to say that this isn't because of the death toll, but because of the conditions. At least people had shelter in WWII. In WWI, people would run through trenches, with risk of all kinds of injuries, dangers and diease. Some people died slow painful deaths by slowly choking on poisonus gasses. Not to mention that almost 6,000 people died everyday in the trenches. OH not to mention, "No man's land," wherest people crossed through horrible, destroyed land to get to the other enemy trench. In almost every battle here, there was barely any gain or loss. Unlike in WWII, which had a bunch of turning points. So in total, I'd pretty much rather have a risk of being bombed, or be in a gas chamber rahter than run in long, empty, cold, disgusting, empty, muddy trenches while seeing other people dying around me, and eventually myself from a machine gun for... well pretty much nothing...

8 Sinking of the Titanic

Yes I agree, the sinking of the Titanic wasn't as bad as the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustoff, but still it is the only thing behind it. Generally, the reason why I think the Titanic is more talked about is because it was called "Uniskiable" by the media, because of its size, while the Wilhelm Gustoff wasn't. Also the Titanic's sinking was actually avoidable. The reason it sank is because the Titanic collided with the ice on the starboard side, which made a 300 foot gash in the hull, breaching 6 watertight compartments, and the Titanic was designed to survive head on collisions. Another factor is that Captain Smith went to bed during the collision, if he had been behind the wheel at that moment, he would have hit the iceberg head on, because he knew from his 40 years at sea that it would on breach 2 of the watertight compartments. Additionally, there were surprisingly many shortcuts in the construction of the Titanic in Belfast. That's because Harland & Wolff wanted to build a ship of ...more

Not only is it one of the biggest disasters in history, but it was a freak accident that no one anticipated. About three hours of chaos, panic, and sadness ensued that night. 1,500 innocent men, woman, and children who couldn't make it into life boats due to the life boat shortage died a slow painful death in the 28°F Atlantic waters. To this day the wreck of the decaying ship sits as a graveyard at the bottom of the ocean. Families were separated, horrific memories were created, and it was a harsh reminder that humanity will never be completely immune to nature's deadly elements.

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.

Of course I wasn't alive when this happened but I still know all about the titanic and how the 3rd class citizens where pretty much left to die and they were only filling the boats that the 1st class citizens were escaping on half way because they didn't want to sit with 3rd class people. The point is it killed many, many people and I think should be higher on the list.

9 The 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 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.

Doesn't matter if you're nonreligious. You can't deny the morals and peacefulness that spread like a wildfire across central Europe and eventually the whole world. I don't wanna say there were no problems, but what Jesus stood for was more pure than anything we hear today. He believed in loving people at a time where no one thought they had time for that. If you are religious, it can bring you to tears at the thought of something you have only read in a book designed to provoke emotions in a totally different language and culture. Without the use of wordplay, we can see the story is truly emotional.

Are you serious?! So the crucifixion of one man is more horrible and tragic than 55 million deaths in WWII, the death of over half of the world in the Black Plague, the holocaust, the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, the slave trade, the titanic, and the Rwanda genocide? Go home bad crap crazy Christians, your out of your minds. You should be ashamed of yourselves. How could you.

10 Pearl Harbor Attack

How is this below Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Granted, the death toll was higher, there were innocent people, but Japan's intention was to make America useless so that it couldn't defend itself. America wanted to end the war. Japan is technically responsible for Hiroshima and Nagasaki anyways; if they hadn't bombed Pearl Harbor, America wouldn't have taken revenge. The Pearl Harbor attack isn't just tragic in itself, but also that it caused other attacks.

In my opinion Pearl Harbor was worse than Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and not only bcs I'm American. Even though more people died with the atomic bombs than with the surprise attack, our bombing of Japan actually made sense. The bombing of Pearl Harbor was completely uncalled for since, at the time, the US and Japan weren't even at war!
When we bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima that was a last resort effort to end the war started as result to Pearl Harbor! The Japanese warlords were extremely stubborn and refused to stop fighting, even though it was obvious they were losing. By dropping the atomic bombs, America could've even SAVED lives! After all, Japan wasn't about to just give up.
And not only that, but two days prior to the bombs, US planes dropped 700,000 pamphlets down to Japan WARNING the Japanese of the coming disasters! (They chose not to take heed of the pamphlets which is why so many got killed.) They didn't do that for us before they attacked Pearl Harbor now did ...more

This happened first before Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
So Japanese, honestly, you deserved that. You guys started this first. Japanese evilly attacked non-soldiers who were just having peaceful praying time, and they were so proud that they succeed. How come they complained about Atomic bombs after that? Shame on you guys.

This was a horrible thing. The US at that point wasn't even involved in WW2 and Japan just decided to attack us. fun. They were absolutely brutal to us in war as well as tribes in southern asia and China. As for hiroshima and nagasaki, though it was a sad event, they had it coming for them.

The Contenders
11 Holodomor

People don't take Holodomor as a serious tragedy, but as a Ukrainian for me It is a very painful memory.
My grandmother's survived in that time, but they still cannot forget it, how their children died in their arms.
And in Holodomor died more people than in the Holocaust, which is truly horrific, Ukrainian traditions and people were starved to death because of filthy reasons. Kids, Mothers, Pregnant, people were shot If they were trying to save or reach food. In the notes of some journalists, they were telling how newborns and kids were dumped in the pile of bodies, looking more like bags of skin and bones, and then burn to ashes. It wasn't kept as a secret, people just didn't to accept the fact that this was happening.

The holocaust is top of this list (and rightly in my opinion) but this needs to be higher. Millions of people systematically starved, soldiers murdering with impunity and the saddest thing of all, barely nobody knows that it happened

Forced famine of millions of Ukrainians by Stalin. Children shot as they reached for a head of wheat. Even the smallest amount of wheat searched out to steal from the people.

Not only wheat, any food was taken away from peasants. Soldiers were shooting for the attempts to leave the village at some stage of this genocide.

12 Mongol Conquests

Do you people just ignore the events in ancient and medieval history and just focus on modern history? That can imply why this list is so biased. Sandy Hook above the Mongol Conquests, the Crusades, and slavery? Why do you people care more about the deaths of 26 innocent people rather than the deaths of millions?

They killed insane amounts of people, raping, pillaging, and torturing villages from Baghdad to Beijing. If a city didn't surrender to the Mongols, the Mongols starved and burned the city, killing the citizens in droves.

The cause of this, Genghis Khan, was brutal. He basically poured molten silver into victims' eyes and ears. He even killed his half brother as a child. Killed more people than Hitler, etc.

I didn't even know this was a thing until I saw this list. I am shocked this happened.

13 Rwanda Genocide

Most traumatic event ever. Should be right under the Holocaust. How can one genocide be on top and the other under the birth of Donald Trump? Has his birth killed 10,000 people each day?
Some things shouldn't be joked about. I am a Rwandan, born and raised. 24 years after the genocide, and people still scream and shout during commemoration events. Nothing can erase it from people's lives. This genocide is a living proof of the inefficiency of the UN. Hope nothing as such ever happens again in this world. Waiting for the moment when FRANCE will gather courage to admit their involvement in the preparation...

How is Birth of Donald Trump before this. People killed their own neighbors, even wives, with machetes and clubs just based on what tribe they were. The chilling words "cut down the tall trees," as a signal to start the genocide. Tutsis fled for refuge at their local catholic churches but they were not safe there and many were slaughtered. I view this as worst than the holocaust. The holocaust was done systematically so no one would have to be directly killing one by one and only soldiers were involved whereas many Hutus that were not part of armies took up arms and killed there own neighbors. Also, the west did nothing to intervene.

This is my first time truly hearing of what happened. The fact I wasn't told more or taught more about this disgusts me along with the fact that it is below some of the things in the top 10. For example you cannot say that the cruxification of Jesus Christ is above this. I'm agnostic but I at least understand that if Jesus existed in the way Christianity presents him then his death was necessary for the furthering of their religion.

What happened to these people is horrible and this should be up there with the holocaust. If not above it

What horrifies me the most about this tragedy is how may people were killed in such a short amount of time. It was 100 days (about 3 and a half months,) and 1 million people were slaughtered. SLAUGHTERED. Literally. Pregnant women had their stomach cut open, children heads smashed... it's awful to think about.
It gets so little recognition when it was so terribly tragic. I myself didn't know about it until 2 years ago in 7th grade. It should definitely be higher up on this list.

14 The 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.

How the HELL is a birth of a decent president worse than this? , kids who know nothing about politics should not be allowed to be on thetoptens

How is this so low on the list? Maybe it's not the worst thing that's ever happened in history, but it was pretty damn horrible.

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

15 Sandy Hook Shooting

I can't believe this happened. Like, so many innocent children were murdered that day. It's so sad. I am still in school and I wish I never heard about it. But literally, it doesn't matter if this only had 27 deaths. Everything that leaves a scar in history can't be undone. I know it's selfish but me and my friends sometimes worry. Because the school we got to, last year some kid brought a gun to school. Imagine being one of those kids? Oh and the Colombine Massacre was absolutely horrific. I've heard about all that happened. Eric and Dylan should be locked up in hell with people slicing their throats the whole time and they should feel it.

My son died in that. My husband then commited suicide and so did my daughtor. It lest a hole in my heart. One single action can change the course of millions.

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.

What? This needs to be lower. There are much worse tragedies below than the Sandy Hook shooting. This was only 27 deaths. And the Las Vegas shooting, the Oklahoma City bombing and Armenian Genocide suffered far more deaths than this. Also, why do people only know about very famous tragedies like the Holocaust and 9/11.

16 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak

There are other things worse than the Coronavirus, but, still, it's a terrible thing. So far, 2020's a horrible year! The 2020s is not off to a good start at all! The 2010s wasn't off to a good start either, Jeff Conaway died in 2011 of cocaine, Kenickie's my Grease crush!

Reasonable place, but it should be slightly higher. It had so many awful deaths and if it had happened another time in history when we didn't have the tools to deal with it, this would kill millions in months

How in the hell is this only 93? I can't do any of my fun activities now because this awful virus had to come and kill thousands of people and close EVERYTHING.

Thank you to whoever put this item here! This is the worst year ever! I just put this on another list.

17 The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

This should be in at least the top 20...

18 Donald Trump Elected President

With assumption of power of a Super-power country, we expected him to exhibit higher degrees of responsible statements, and not further polarize America & the world by his racist remarks & policies towards ethnic-religious minorities of America & Muslim world.

Donald trump is not exactly a liberal he has sides and he is better than stupid Obama. That dude took away our rights and guns and other things.

This is actually really funny that someone added this, but it shouldn't have been in the top 20. But, if someone calls Obama stupid again...I swear

He made America look bad, he separated families, he made fun of people with disabilities, and even more bad things. But does not deserve to be the top 10

19 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Approximately 5% of the worlds population at the time died. The life expectancy dropped 12 years. Terrible stuff, probably one of the worst 'disasters' in human history.

So many people died, this is 30 times more deadly than a regular flu. This COVID-19 pandemic is nothing compared to this. Be grateful.

I am just grateful that I didn't live back then. but this is awful, a war had just started and now a pandemic? what the heck.

Killed more in 1 year than the bubonic plague did in 100 years.

20 Great Chinese Famine

The largest famine in human history as well as the single deadliest policy to every to be put into place by a government. It probably lead thirty to fourty thousands deaths per day which is about ten to twelve nine elevens per day. The only thing it has "going for it" was that the famine was due to incompetence and ignorant as compared to direct Malice or intent to kill though it certainly would take an imaginably cold or stupid person to let an event like this go on for three strait years.

The Holocaust killed 6 million in 6 years...The Great Leap Forward killed 60 million in 4 years.

Why does no one bother mentioning this? Millions of people died in a span of three years.

Millions died - more than we think. Chinese are still starving even today.

21 The Nanking Massacre

Imperial Japan slaughtered countless innocent people in barbaric ways, women men and children. I'm pretty sure the Japanese government still hasn't apologized for this event. But one of the worst parts of this massacre is the fact that no one talks about it and a lot of people don't even know about it.

The Nanjing Massacre is one of the sort things that has happened in Asian history. Just to put this in perspective, over 200,000 deaths in the span of 6 weeks. And most likely more suicides after the fact. This is worse then most above it, worse then trump, worse then 9/11, worse the Jesus being crossafided. The Nanjing Massacare is on the same level if not worse the the holocaust

Biggest number of casualties the world has ever seen in one area - just as many as the Holocaust, but less documented and over the space of a few days. It is rarely discussed today sadly because the Japanese government refuses to admit it happened, or try and say that it is just a 'part of war' and because the Japanese became allies of America against China in the Cold War that erupted after the end of World War II.

Its Nanjing not Nanking. Like What its like u walk up to a guy and say its USE instead of USA. PLus like a few billion people got killed by Japan. How is this ranked so low? Don't you care bout those innocent lives. Like this was the main reason that Japan sucks so much.

22 The Armenian Genocide

Turkey has state imposed denial of these "events of mass death of Armenians" being genocide. I would also like to point out that the Armenian Genocide also coincided with the less talked about genocides of nearly a million Greeks and three quarters of a million Assyrians by the Ottoman Empire. These to are denied by Turkey.

Once being the most loyal people/citizens of Ottomans, then the disaster(dramatically) happens. Means there're reasons making it crucial to relocate the Armenians due to maintain public order. Should check, what Armenian bands did with Russian army against local people from other ethnicities. Historical events must be discussed impartially by taking "what actually happened" into consideraton...

I am half Armenian, and when my mom told me what the lavender flower meant the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide I was heart Broken. The Ottoman empire almost wiped out all of the Armenians.

As an Armenian, this is one of the great crimes in human history that should never be forgotten and NEVER repeated.

23 Second Congo War

British person : I got diamond I create diamond sword. ( gets shot by bow ) British guy : ouch got half heart left. ( gets shot again by Congo guy) dies. Congo guy : yes I have jungle planks and diamonds create base. ( creates luxury Minecraft house
Congo guy gets enough for enchantment table ) Congo guy : yes me have enough for fire bow. ( kills all evil British guys with sword and fire bow) Congo guy: haha

How the hell is this considered worse then Trump?

It's like the World War in Africa.

24 Plague of Justinian (First Plague Pandemic)

This was another plague (bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic) epidemic that occurred in the first millennium. Some people estimate up to 1/2 of the world population killed by this event. That's even more than The Second Plague Pandemic (the Black Death) and the third plague pandemic

The plague of Justin Bieber fans.

25 Boston 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.

My friend's mom was a couple of miles ahead of the bombs when they went off.

Oh my gosh not a bomb

Another inside job.

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