Top 10 Most Terrible Events In History

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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

Meny died, and all were innocent. Rest in hell hitler

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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... :(

It is terrible and many lives were lost

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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

Why is a world war. The WORST war in human history below an event caused by it and a singular even with a death toll not even CLOSE O THIS. what MAN?!

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4 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

Mind you atom bombs can tear the earth apart! - Lucretia

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

The song ring around the rosey is actually about the Black Plague. They would fill their pockets with posies and make a circle of roses around the body before they burned it because, they thought it would keep them from getting the plague. We all fall down refers to everyone dying because, there their attempts were futile

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6 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)

More slaves died in hundreds of years of the slave trade

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7 World War I

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.

This is not dumb but really stupid

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

Quite a bloody war... - Lucretia

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8 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

Are you absolutely kidding me? This shows a dark, disgusting mark on our society. The fact that so many people think the death of one man that may or may not have existed is worse than World War 1, an event that killed 38 MILLION PEOPLE! The Crusades that were waged in the name of this man that killed millions. The sinking of the TItanic that killed thousands, the slave trade that made the lives of billions an absolute hell. The Sandy Hook shooting that took the lives of innocent children. Are. You. Kidding. Me. This is why I'm an antitheist. - Evilfuzzball

This is a terrible event, but it resulted in something better. With the crucifixion of Jesus, we now can have eternal life. This also shows that a nation can turn on someone great in a flash.

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9 Pearl Harbor Attack

The Americans did something worse to the Japanese.

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

This to me is the saddest moment in history for me. It just brings me almost to my knees to hear the stories and back story's in this tragic day!

This shouldn't be on the list because in all honesty, this was just japan slapping america's hand. - Augustocannoli

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10 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!

This is the most tragic in 2012 so see those children had to lose there lives

I usually never cry on things in the news. But, when I read how a 4 year old little boy died in his teachers arms while the teacher tried desperately to save him I couldn't stop. This was the saddest moment in America.

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The Newcomers

? Grenfell Tower Fire
? Station Nightclub Fire

One of the worst concert disasters in U.S history. Rhode island in 2003. During a concert performance, a pyrotechnic device caught the stage on fire, the raging inferno quickly spread to the ceiling and all around the small club. Most people originally thought it was part of the show and didn't do anything before it was too late. The front doors got jammed and more than 200 people got trapped inside the burning building. Over a 100 died and 200 seriously burned. - cinna89

The Contenders

11 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.

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.

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.

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12 Hurricane Katrina

It caused SO much destruction!

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

What about Hurricane Sydney

My brother was in it

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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.

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

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14 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

That so messed up gay marriage should be legal it is the opinion who they love and who they don't and if they want to spend the rest of their lives together then let them do it gay marriage is one of the greatest events in history

This is bad and wrong. The Bible describes marriage as "The unity of one MAN and one WOMAN." - LordDovahkiin

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15 Birth of Donald Trump

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

This date will be the most drastic date in American history

Eh. Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, and a ton of other people are worse and many people died because of them, Trump isn't that bad. - Lucretia

Thank you guys for adding trump to this list

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16 Second Congo War

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

It was bad

17 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

I remember it I was in kinder garten when I heard it me and my mom were watching it and then just like that

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18 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 please..it's "volunteer" not "volluntears"...Lol

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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 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

168 people died and not on top 10 this was homegrown terrisom

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