Top 10 Most Terrible Events In History

The Top Ten
1 The Holocaust

Truly by far to most tragic and horrifying chapter in the history of humanity.
Millions of families, people, babies, brutally slaughtered... ALL because of their HARMLESS TRAITS! Most of the people dying being children...
It's just astonishing to know that so much evil can come from one man... You all know him...



At the same time, learning about these events and taking them is a good thing because they will have a much less chance of ever happening again in the future.

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?

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.

The utter degradation of morality culminated in the period of time known as the holocaust. To walk into the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau is to see the the ultimate perversion of science, and a complete and total denial of the sacred rights of every human being on the planet. The holocaust was the industrialization of mass murder. The incredible atrocities committed by the most educated people of their time are a reminder of the deadly friend that knowledge is when no one sets the rules. The spirit of the holocaust is captured in the words of Adolf Hitler, set above one of the ovens at Auschwitz, "I want to raise a generation of young people, devoid of a conscious, imperious, relentless, and cruel."

2 World War II

To be honest, I think it's reasonable to list the holoucast as a separate item because no one else besides the axis powers didn't find out about it til' the very end of the war...


Anyways Let's get to our main topic. Never before had the world seen a much more deadlier conflict... Thousands upon thousands of people killed each day, lots of bombings, shootings, genocides, enslavement, etc...



I could only imagine the devastation of ever single country that got massed bombed in WWII when it ended...




All of these events just show that we humans as a species are so powerful and dangerous that we have the capability of destroying ourselves.

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.

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

I mean, you could consider this part of the holocaust, but they really are separate things. And this was awful. So many civilians and brave soldiers who thought it would be fun to go and fight, this was just horrible, astonishingly horrible.

3 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

Killing innocent people because some stupid outdated and incorrect book said that a random guy could do it because they don't have the same beliefs as him. That's why it happened and it's also why I dislike religion.

4 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.

How the heck is 9/11, something that shouldn't even be in the top 25, above this? It was a horrible act of racism, but there were very few deaths and honestly it's ridiculous to put it above the freaking black plague, which killed more people than every other item on this list combined.

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.

5 Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

I would most definitely say dropping the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was sad. The US dropped the bombs on Imperialist Japan to kinda tame them since they (USA) wanted this POINTLESS war to end. If this wouldn't have happened the Pacific war would've went on for possibly years.

Basically, a wake up call to Japan.

I feel very bad for the people, but I think it was somewhat right to do.

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 that the Americans wanted avenge on the Japanese, but the atomic bombs still cause health issues in these places. now 75 years late, most of the generation that was alive during the attack has passed away.
Now the attention has turned to the children born to the survivors.. studies have shown that exposure led to increases in smaller head size and mental disability, bigger chance for cancer as well as impairment in physical growth.

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

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...

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 is just horrible that this happened, over 6,000 people died every day. And a even more sad thing is that new numbers show that there could be over 65 Million deaths caused by the war

8 Pearl Harbor Attack

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

The only reason why this happened was because we just limited Japan their oil because of their aggresion. Yet America's the "bad guys." in WWII.

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?

9 The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

I know what he went though was the worst suffering of any person, but because of it anyone who has faith in him will her eternal life in heaven! If it wasn't for this event everyone would spend eternity in the lake of fire. The Bible verse John 3:16 says whoever believes in Jesus shall not perish but have everlasting life!

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.

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.

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.

10 Sinking of the Titanic

What makes this even sadder was that there were so many ways this sinking could've been prevented. More than 1500 people could've been saved if it weren't for so many mistakes.
A: The ship shouldn't have been going at full speed, especially with the iceberg warnings on their hands; and considering how calm and still the water was that night, making it even harder to detect icebergs.
B: If they hadn't demoted the second officer and taken him off of Titanic, he wouldn't have accidentally taken the key to the binoculars case with him. The crewmen on the ship's crow nest could've detected the icebergs sooner with the binoculars and could've prevented the collision.
C: They shouldn't have rushed the construction of Titanic. The company was eager to release the boat and if they only took more time in making sure the ship couldn't easily be scratched by an iceberg, the ship wouldn't have sunk.
These couldn't have prevented the collision and the sinking but it could've saved more ...more

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

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.

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 Contenders
11 Sandy Hook Shooting

Was very sad. I think the shooter used to go to that school. He killed himself at the end and the whole shooting was horrific. Obama did an excellent job acknowledging and taking care of the situation.

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.

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.

a person coming into a school and shooting children! I am to a teenager and find this appalling, what if I was in that school, what is I had been shot, what if every one got shot. it could have been much worse.

12 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.

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 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.

16 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak

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

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!

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 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.

18 The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

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

19 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.

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.

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

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

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

21 9/11 Pentagon Attack

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

22 The Nanking Massacre

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.

The Japanese Imperialist soldiers stripped people, buried them halfway through the dirt, and ordered dogs to eat them alive. People were used as bayonet practice when alive. Pregnant women had their fetuses ripped out of their stomachs. Women ranging from five years old to eighty were raped then stabbed in their genitals by a bayonet, beer bottle, or bamboo canes. Children were sliced from the top of their heads to the crotch. Fathers were forced to rape their daughters, brothers to rape their sisters, and sons to rape their mothers. There's even a story where a family tried to escape across the river, until the Japanese soldiers caught them and raped all the young daughters. But when they ordered the great-grandfather of the household to rape them also, they preferred to die so they all jumped into the river and drowned.

So many Chinese people; maybe even people of other nationallies, all died in this attack. Japan was behind it. They kill anyone they find. But it was not just this in Nanjing. There was some of this bissniss going around in other parts are China and Asia and Europe and Africa. People. Died. This is the story my grandparents told me when I was two. They kill them in many differint ways. Sometimes, they plain shot them. Other times they slab them with knives, or poison them with deadly Black Mamba poison. They also may take them to Japan and kill them with fire; they sometimes kill them in a heat mask with heat flowing up to 200 degrees Farenhite!
They sort what they do with the dead bodies by religon. Here is the key:
Christan: leave them at the side of the road
Islam: throw it into Washington's temparte rain forest
Muslim: dump them into the south china sea
Buddist: take the bodies and use them to make paint
Jewish: send them to Europe and let Germany decide what to ...more

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.

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

It's like the World War in Africa.

24 The Armenian Genocide

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...

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.

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.

Actually, the genocide in the 1800's involving the Native Americans occurred before the Armenian genocide.

25 Gay Marriage being Legalized in America

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.

The horrible thing is the struggle that people of the LGBTQ+ community have had to go through in history and now, not the fact that they were given rights. Why is this even on the list? It's a milestone in American and global history and should be celebrated

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.)

Unfortunately my support for LGBT dissapeared after several distasteful encounters with gay men who don't understand what self control is. Typical of a teenager who just realizes they don't have to do what they are told. Adults who decide morals are not worth the effort begin to ignore all rules. They have become a danger to society and that is my opinion

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