Top 10 Most Terrible Events In History


The Top Ten

1 The 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 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 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

You're wrong

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2 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 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... :(

I cried when this happened. - tropicaljay

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3 World War ll

I'm vistor here and I can't make my list so heres my list of the top 20 most worst events in history by the way world war 2 is worst than the holocaust lets start 1. World war 1 2. World war 2 3. The black plague 4. The Chernobyl accident 5. The slave trade 6. The holocaust 7. Rwanda genocide 8. Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 9. Pearl harbor attack 10. 2011 Japan ocean earthquake and tsunami 11. 2004 Indian ocean earthquake and tsunami 12. September 11 attacks 13. Sinking of the titanic 14. 1998 us embassy bombing 15. Beslan school seige 16. Oklahoma city bombing 17. November 2015 Paris attacks 18. 2016 nice attack 19. 2011 Norway attacks 20. 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting 21. Bath school disaster 22. Port Arthur massacre 23. Virginia tech shooting 2013 boston marathon bombing and 2012 sandy hook elementary school shooting shouldn't be in the top 10 not even in the top 20 or even top 30 why I tell you 2013 boston marathon bombing and only killed 3 people that's it in my list ...more

World War II is the most destructive and tragic war of all time were human rights did not exist. What is even worse is that the casualties of the war is actually not the real number because many of the reports of people who died did never arrive to be read by officials.

World war Ii was also the rise of the atomic bomb and the nuclear arms race.

Also many forget how many that died in the soviet union, 27 million as the current number of them were 11 Soldiers and 16 million civilians who died of starvation and forced labour.

But the world war 2 conflict is actually longer then we think. The real start were the second Sino-Japanese. The war that is also forgotten into history. In school we read about D-day, the invasion of Poland, the invasion of western and the Nordic countries, the battle of Britain and a little of operation Barbarossa (invasion of the soviet union). The only battle on the European Eastern front is battle of Stalingrad which is symbol for the ...more

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

Largest scale of killing ever, included half of the other things on this list.

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4 The 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 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.

The holocaust is voted by people not American too. The holocaust killed 6 million. Grow up. - TeamRocket747

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. - JustAnAccount

Seriously this is way worse than the holocast because this killed 100000000 times more people. you people only care about america and thoose wars

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5 Atomic 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 don't understand why people think the Japanese at this time were innocent I mean go back to the rape of Nanking that's way worse than anything that happened here

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6 The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

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

Jesus was real, not a fictional person. I'm not just saying that because I'm Christian. It is accepted fact that he was a person, and Jesus is involved in other religions as well. Whether or not he was the savior of our world is debatable. - JustAnAccount

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.

You know what's worse than this? When god decided to commit genocide (aka flooding a whole town) because he felt the people that he created became "corrupted". - swedishgirl

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.

Jesus is real if you think not you a idot

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7 Pearl Harbor Attack

The Americans did something worse to the Japanese.

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.

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 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.

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8 The 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

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)

Slave trade should be number 1

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9 Sinking 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.

"Never again will such a collection of human beings and ideals come crashing down? " Yeah, it's horrible that so many died, wasn't that many. Literally one ship sank. It wasn't a war, or a genocide, or a plague. It was a group of people small enough to fit on one boat. Boats sink and kill lots of people all the time during war, not to mention other disasters. The Titanic sinking was sad, but it's not particularly special when it comes to tragedies. - romanempire249

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.

This shouldn't even be on the list. Yes, it was a crisis. But, it wasn't even half as bad as the Wilhelm Gustloff, in which some 9,000 people died. So, yeah it was a disaster, but it shouldn't be on the top 10.

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10 World War I

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.

I don't know why World War I is this low down in this list. It should be higher, especially with the body count and the horrific conditions that soldiers had to go through. They died in battle, exposure in the trenches or even by execution for deserting. It affected many and lasted 4 years until Armistice Day.

This was tragic

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The Newcomers

? Breakup of Yugoslavia

I can't honestly believe that an event where some insane terrorists destroyed a few buildings is number 2 on this list, whilst the breakup of Yugoslavia was the destruction of an entire nation! It is probably the worst thing that has ever happened to the former Yugoslav republics... - fakeappid

The Contenders

11 Sandy Hook Shooting

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.

This event tore me up inside as a parent! This event should at least be in the top ten if not the top 5!

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. - JoeBoi

They were kids! How come this is not in the top ten. I am writing a paper for history on why we should be learning it. And thanks to this website, I know what will be my number one. "We must know history so we can figure out how to increase school security and prevent school shootings.

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12 Birth of Donald Trump

What the hell is wrong with you guys? This shouldn't be on the list - Neonco31

Sad to say, much of the stuff on this list shouldn't be here. But this is easily the most pointless item to add in the entire top 20. - romanempire249

This date will be the most drastic date in American history

This should not be on here this is for educational opinions I am personally offended that someone would compare the birth of the US president to the holocaust and other terrible events in our history!

Its dony boys it dony

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13 Rwanda 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.

The Rwandan Genocide is so swept under the rug that I learned about it for the first time as a senior in university. A perfect example of the more long-term effects of indirect colonialism.

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14 Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane katrina more like HURRICANE TORTILLA

It caused SO much destruction!

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

I prepared myself for the memes... this is really not a thing people should joke about, many people died. - Charmedyeti

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15 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. - kaitlynrad11

Another inside job.

Oh my gosh not a bomb

#18 for 3 deaths? Come on. I'm American and I know much worse events. How is the Nanking Massacre (AKA The Rape of Nanking) below this? - TeamRocket747

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16 Holodomor

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

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

It's crazy how many people don't know about this

More people should Google this... Russia's Stalin starved millions of Ukrainians for a decade between WWI and WWII in the Soviet Union.

Here's the top 8 worst events ever happen:
1. European Colonization
2. The black death
3. World War 2
4. The Holodomor
5. The Holocaust
6. Mongol conquests
7. The Cold War
8. World War 1

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17 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 natural disasters in human history. - micahisthebest

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

The world needs to learn from this.

Killed more people than the just-concluded WW1.

18 Second Congo War

I recreated this in minecraft

5.4 million people killed in this horrific war. Deserves to be higher. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

It's like the World War in Africa. - TeamRocket747

It was bad

19 The 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

A person I know is Japenese

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20 Mongol Conquests

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. - JustAnAccount

The cause of this, Genghis Khan, was brutal. He basically poured molten silver into victim's eyes and ears. He even killed his half brother as a child. Killed more people than Hitler, etc. - TeamRocket747

Well, the new world didn't exist so I guess the Old World War
Edit: I know it existed back then, but not discovered yet. - TeamRocket747

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

1 / 10 world human population killed.

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21 The Crusades

Why this is so far down the list I have no idea. This was truly a horrible time in history. People killing one another for simply the fact that it "glorifies god" is atrocious. How is that okay? The crusades defied god's purpose for even creating humanity and all the doings of the crusades has everything he hates about humanity. I myself am not religious, but I know god would never be okay with killing one another because it is "glorious and honorable". Plus, people now are still doing the crusades. Terrorists attacks basically. A lot of them are for religious reasons.

I understand that they fought over religion, but is that really what they're meant to do? Christians and Jews are told not to kill anyone and to love one another as God has lived them, no matter who the person is and what the person thinks. This shows that the Catholic Church was forcing people to follow their religion instead of letting people be. This is exactly what happened with Jews and the Nazis, and that didn't turn out well either. - ethanmeinster

You have to wonder why Israel is so important that everyone has had to fight over it for the past 3 thousand years. It's just a desert...But apparently it is the holy ground for the two largest and probably most belligerent religions in the world - Christianity and Islam, as well as the Jews. - JustAnAccount

Why is the birth of Donald Trump higher up on the list than this goddammit

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22 Columbine 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...

Anal rape was the horrible part

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23 Gay Marriage being Legalized in America

I find it so funny how homophobic people feel threatened, intimidated or are scared of gay people, or any LGBT person in general. They're not even doing anything wrong and homophobic people feel that way. Saying you don't like someone because of their sexuality is almost the same as racism or sexism. Some people just need to grow up and accept the fact that we're all different in many ways, but that doesn't mean we should hate one another for it. (We're also all the same, but that's only because we're all human and we all have the same human rights, in my opinion.)

I find it laughable that the homophobic fundamentalists who voted for this, even cared enough to do so. Gay marriage doesn't affect you, so get over yourselves and let other people live the way they want to. - ColdTurkey

This definitely shouldn't be so high on the list, but I do have mixed feelings. If the legalisation forces Churches to marry a gay couple, this is a bad thing. However, if it just means that gay people can be married, but still be denied by Churches, this is a step forward for America. You also have to consider that America is meant to be free, also for religious people. Religious freedom should still be a thing, especially in such a Christian country, and many religious people dislike the idea of marrying someone of the same gender because it's a sin according to the Bible. - LemonComputer

big facts

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24 Donald Trump Was Elected President

Everyone died inside

Trump was the best thing to happen to america

Canadians: Haha Trump is so stupid he will never win
Americans: Hey guess what
Canadians: What
Americans: I'm moving to Canada
Canadians: wAIT

Should be number 1, 2,3, 4 and 5

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25 2011 Norway Attacks - 2011

By God this event was horrible a gunman blew up Oslo killing 8 people then went to a summer camp of youths aka young teens in a island as a fake police officer and started shooting at them even the dead teens body's were caught on camera they even recorded some teens swimming away from the island I know the kids from sandy hook were young but Jesus Christ this was worst than sandy hook are you even trying your best on this list or maybe you just don't know what this event was this was sadder than sandy hook for me this was just as sad as 9/11 those poor teens I remember watching a video of the documentary of the 2011 Norway attacks of the survivors talking about the event of being in the 2011 Norway attacks and the survivors said that the gunman was dress as a fake police officers after he started to shoot the survivors hide in other places after they survived long enough for rescue they saw a group of police officers who were real police officers to rescue them the survivors thought ...more

Never heard of this event now I did some research of this event know what happened in this event the victims in this event and why he did it to cause such a event and how many were killed in this event and there ages who were killed in this event and I can't believe this event is not even in the number 1 spot a lot of beautiful innocent people died in this event young people aka teens

This was far by worse than sandy hook and columbine even worst than Orlando night club shooting it reminds me of the 2016 nice attacks this was worst than sandy hook should at least be at number 9 or at least higher than sandy hook

So sad' norway is a heavan like my pakistan

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26 Oklahoma City Bombing

Worst than Boston marathons bombing and sandy hook

This was a tragic event over 100 died and it did more damage than some of the top 10

Can we get this above Sandy Hook, this event suffered like 170 casualties. - JoeBoi

They blow up the babies

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27 Haiti 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

My church helped survivors

Uhmm..Excuse me but your spelling's "volunteer" not "volluntears"...Lol

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28 Syrian Civil War

Everyday, a child in Syria is left homeless or without parents. Why? Because a group of people pretending to be Muslim are attacking Syria. It's horrible. People dying all over the place, families left heartbroken and torn apart. It's just miserable thinking there is some there in Syria, amidst all the bombs and explosions, just sitting there crying to see their mother again. Their father again. Their brother, their sister. At least be reunited with their family. A person cannot go out without being scared to death of being abducted and killed by terrorists. You go to Syria, and you see people scattered everywhere with no idea where to go, or what to do. Their homes aren't even safe anymore. They have to leave their home country just to seek safety and continue on with their lives.

It's a horrible and tragic event that has been going on for almost 6 years.

Hundreds of thousands of people died or became refugees.. they lost their everything and now are poor and homeless. The saddest part of this is that they're gonna have to live with the fact that they lost their loved ones and homeland and they can't complain about or else the hosting countries will either kick them out or treat them badly. There plenty unfortunate events that happen in the middle easy on daily basis.. women, men, and children are dying by thousands and yet nobody is paying attention to it. I am American but I find it sad how biased some people are when listing these events by mainly focusing on the west. Don't get me wrong..all of the events are tragic and every life lost has a value and meaning behind it. I just wish that people try to be less ignorant and focus on other parts of the world as well.

sooo sad

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29 Assassination 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.

If jfk wasn't killed lots of stuff may have been prevented such as Vietnam and possibly even 9/11

30 9/11 Pentagon Attack

The attack never happened but the brave 40 people on board saved our lives but lost theirs

It did happen...What are you talking about? The third flight that crash landed in Pennsylvania? - JustAnAccount

31 2012 Aurora Theater Shooting

What is the event in history

What was this

It was about some man who walked into a theater with 4 different guns armored from head to toe who started shooting inside thinking he was part of the movie. - JoeBoi

This event actually made me really emotional. And I don't even live in Colorado.

32 The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

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

33 Paris Terror Attacks 2015

"Although a lot of other things in the world were happening when this terrorist attack occurred, This event felt so close to home and has effected so many people around the world."

You have sandy hook ranked higher than this any ways worst than sandy hook

It is SUPER Sad.. And to think a man said "This is for Syria" and threw a bomb into a crowd of 100 or more. I think about 150 - 200 deaths.

Isil is dying we should rebuild paris a heaven

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34 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln did some good things, but I hate to break this to you young people, but the American Civil War was caused by the south (The Confederates) getting pissed over the north (The Union) having more materials than the them. This was not because of slaves until the middle of the war, when the Union started to help slaves. Abraham Lincoln didn't care about this, and focused more on the war. - Charmedyeti

More tragic than JFK's assassination, because he was the best president of the United States of America.

Lincoln let the black free from slavery. And now slavery is illegal. See he is one of the best presidents.

F John Wilkes booth

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35 1992 Los Angeles Riots
36 USS Liberty incident
37 The Great Depression

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 - B1ueNew

There isn't a birth of a president higher than this. Although, there is the birth of a traitor who currently occupies the White House. - andtheskyfell

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 should be 9th

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38 Colorado High School Shooting

First school shooting which started them all off, if this never happened all the school shootings after this period, would be unheard of. I blame the police for not helping the students get out, but instead giving gunfire to the shooters; Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. I also don't see why Eric is more of the famous because he gave the idea about doing the shooting, where as Dylan went along with it.

The only event so terrible it appeared twice - Dominicmgm

39 The 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.

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.

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

When the sinking of the titanic is higher than this

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40 2008 Sichuan Earthquake
41 Death of Paul Walker

This is bad because furious movies just aren't what they used to be when he was alive.

Get over it

I wish she was still alive.

42 Formation of the State of Israel
43 Orlando Nightclub Shooting

It was sad that so many people died in this shooting. People should think about this stuff instead of the creations of bad T.V. shows. There were so many cases of beloved one's deaths.

Not as worse as the 3000 innocent people who lost their lives on 9/11, but we should still show our respect and sympathy for those 50 innocent LGBT people who lost their lives at the Orlando nightclub shooting. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Whoever said they deserve to die should go stick his face up a horses rear end.

Sick and twisted people

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44 2016 Lahore Suicide Bombing

Killed more people than the Brussels bombings in 2016 29 of these victims were children - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

45 2011 Joplin Tornado

Happened right after my 8th birthday. - MrCoolC

46 Queensland 2011 Floods

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

I'm very sorry to hear that,I'm sure that those 38 unfortunate lives are in heaven. - SamuiNeko

This catastrophe costed the government a lot of money, but the most traumatising event is obviously the deaths and lost homes.

I saw it, in a plane, it was awful. I am very sorry to those people who had loved ones lost.

so sad

47 The 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.

No one ever talks about the ecological effects to that region either. Any Crocodiles in Vietnam? Not any more

Matthew 24:7 Nations will fight against other nations.

Screw da americans

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48 Cultural Revolution (China)

The worst mass extermination in history and the tragedy on here with the highest recorded death toll alongside the Hundred Flowers Campaign that came before it, all for the success of one ruler and his political party. I can't believe the Holocaust got to the top of this list, let alone the African slave trade, which was an arrangement made by the Africans themselves.

49 The Trail of Tears

I think this was so hypocritical and unfair!

Cherokee relatives on my fathers side. Much love. This is event was tragic and decimated the people but clearly no one cares...

Oh my gosh! This brought tears to my eyes. How could somebody be so mean and horrible.

I am Irish and our country has gone through a lot of difficult times but after this event the choctaw tribe sent money to help the irish famine victims. After all of that they sent their money to help feed fellow sufferers. This act of kindness is still
honoured to this day.

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50 Indian 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

This is just as bad as 9/11 this list is a joke you put sandy hook higher than this foget it this should be in the top 5 let me show you my list here and now 1. World war 2. World war 2 3. The holocaust 4. Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 5. Pearl Harbor attack 6. 2011 Japan ocean earthquake and tsunami 7. Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami 8. The Chernobyl disaster 9. 9/11 attacks 10. Beslan school segie 11. Oklahoma City bombing 12. November 2015 Paris attacks 13. 2016 nice attacks 14. 2011 Norway attacks 15. Orlando nightclub shooting (I'm not gay) but I feel bad for them 16. Port Arthur massacre 17. Virginia tech shooting done sandy hook and Boston marathon bombings are not worst than these and are in my dishonorable mentions

You put Trump's BLAH BLAH BLAH higher than this? people act like that's worse than the Holocaust. I actually think that should stay 1. But this should be in the Top 5. How is Trump's Birth and Trump Elected or something get higher than this

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