Top 10 Most Terrible Events In History

The Top Ten

The Holocaust

I cannot imagine how Adolf Hitler can sleep peacefully knowing that he killed millions of people under his power. Those poor Jews were innocent yet they were tortured each and day giving them shade of hope that there is life after the war but sadly, all of them did not make it. My prayers and empathy are for those innocent people who were killed during Holocaust.

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?

Most of the people who were followers of Hitler were probably forced to like him. If not, I really don't understand why they would love someone who has been responsible for killing around 17,000,000 innocent people, for tearing apart families, for killing children, etc.

I agree that slave trade could be a couple notches higher on the list, but I'm not one of these irrational uninformed liberals who think it should be #1. There are actually slaves who weren't treated as badly as they are portrayed and there were blacks who profited from slavery by doing something many slave owners were against and that was breeding slaves. I'm sure most of these libs don't give America any credit for being the country that put an end to slavery.
The holocaust all involved suffered in horrible situations that we couldn't imagine and most were killed.

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."

World War ll

In my opinion, WWII is one of the most interesting events in history. There are dozens of different perspectives left mostly untold and it impacted millions upon millions across the world. That said, it was also was caused by and led to some of the most tragic events in the last 150 years.

I know oh so many things about this awful event. I sometimes would love to know less. I sometimes feel as if I am in the middle of the war, as if having a flashback.

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

Worst war in history, it was a horrible time for civilians because most deaths were civil, it was very bloody, and it caused the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki .

9/11 World Trade Center Attacks

It’s now been 19 years as of 9/11/20 since the attacks. America has never been the same since them. May God bless all those lost innocent souls as well as everyone who was impacted negatively after it.

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 his 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 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

The Black Plague

Nothing can even compare to this, it is the worst disaster in history, 9/11 is baby numbers compared to this, and the population was much much lower.

Who In Mind?! would think 9/11! is worse then The black Plague?! (Death) This has to be the worst cause Europeans thought the world was gonna end, Over 130 million Europeans died!, and that is much worse than the holocaust!, We shall never forget tis.

The worst thing ever not as bad as world war 2 but still I feel will bad for the.poor people. The black death is also a name for it. You would throw up blood, black spots on you, your body parts will tend black it is sad, people abandoned there kids if they got it so they would not died only little survived if they got it IF MY anterior never survived it I would not be here now ( I am from the place that the black death was in after Crist came ) it is terrible but I can't get it because over genraso my anterior got used to it and past it down to me and my famliy but not all people have that you can still get it but you are likely not to died because we have shots now a day so don't worry

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.

Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

For all you butthurt people, we WARNED Japan that this would happen if they didn't surrender. We told them to surrender or "complete and utter destruction will follow". Japan ignored our warning, thinking we were bluffing. We weren't.

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

These attacks are much more deadly than 9/11, why do some Americans think that 2,000 people dying in their so called free country because of religious extremists is worse than their military destroying the lives of hundreds and thousands of people and always making the excuse that it’s progress and that it freed the Japanese. America should stop getting involved in other countries problems. They did so during Vietnam war, Cold War, Iraq And now Syria.

Pearl Harbor Attack

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

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?

Another historic event now going through "revision" to align it with current lib-think. A shame not many of the survivors are left any more to tell the revisionists to take a flying leap.

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

The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

As Christians, we should NOT believe it was the worst event! We should believe it was one of the greatest events, although it is sad Jesus had to go through all that! We Christians believe that if this didn't happen, we'd die as punishment for our sins! So Jesus did this, and the world was being saved! He was literally winning with every whip, with every wound! Also, if you're not Christian, it's okay. No need to believe this. - SoongeBill

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".

First of all, there are ancient roman records that Jesus was in fact a real person. Secondly, it is a tragedy that an innocent man was crucified because he went around Rome helping to heal people, for FREE, and asked people to be kind to others. Jesus preached the same things that were taught by the Jews. The crucifixion of Jesus also set off a chain of events that were terrible. If the Jews hadn't decided to crucify him then the Catholic Christians wouldn't have constantly tried to kill them all. So many hate crimes could have been avoided had they not killed an innocent man all those years ago.

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.

The Slave Trade

What makes this worse is that black African great history from Egypt, India and Moors were erased to keep blacks below. Now what can those blacks even look up to.

I just can't believe that these people were treated as if they weren't even human, just because of the colour of their skin. It should be higher on the list. I'm not sure on the numbers, but I believe that more died in the Holocaust, so that should be number one, and this number 2.

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.

Birth of Donald Trump

I know this is no where near as bad as some of the awful genocides that have been committed throughout history, but it is funny that someone put it on here. And he is an actual idiot. Like, why the hell is he trying to build a wall?! We knocked down the Berlin wall because we realised it was stupid, and here he is, trying to stop Mexicans entering his country, when his wife is am immigrant! I have nothing against immigrants, in fact I believe that they are 100% within their rights to enter another country, but he can't stop Mexicans from coming into his country, and have a foreign wife. It's like we've taken 10 steps back.

Nothing wrong with his birth. He wasn't destined to become president then, and probably his personality could have been much different when growing up in a different environment.

Maybe the biggest villain in history was born yesterday, does it make yesterday the worst day in 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!

Hurricane Katrina is a place below the Birth of Donald Trump. Hurricane Katrina killed thousands and damaged thousands more lives. You might as well say "The Birth of Donald Trump's Grandparents". This is idiotic.

Sinking of the Titanic

Most of the first class passengers survived. About half of the second class passengers did. Not many of the third class ones did though. None of the engineers or musicians. Not the captain either. I am just happy to live in a more peaceful time. Only one first class and one second class child died. The rest: third class. I find this awful.

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

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.

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

World War I

Compared to ww2 it has a significantly lower death toll (but still a massive 17 million), however in my opinion it's a far sadder war. People were fighting and dying in their millions for what exactly? Not for peace, ww2 starting just 21 years later. Not for freedom, there was still oppression and mistreatment in the colonies of the victors. In the end, they fought and bled for 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.

This war was what made people experience the horrors of war. People were drafted out of choice and propaganda was everywhere

Sandy Hook Shooting

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

While this was a terrible event, this was far from being the worst event in history. People, including kids, had lost their lives in shootings before this event had happened. It seems kind of dumb that people would over blow shootings that happen in places that aren't known for it. Numerous shootings caused by drug runners are much worse.

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

The thing that's sad to me about this is that there are many school shooting not just one its like having 100 9/11 every year. Yeah I know that 9/11 killed more people than one, but there's at least 100 of these school shootings, and your killing kids that had not had a full life yet. There all just so sad.

1918 Influenza Pandemic

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.

It filled their throats with liquid. IT DROWNED THEM. If that's not depressing then what is?! This was the rhyme children sung:

Once I had a bird, her name was mess
I opened up the window and in-flu-enza.


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.

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

The black death pandemic killed much much more within 4 years, and the population was much lower, the Spanish flu killed 5% of the population or 100 million in 1918-1920, the plague killed 42% of the entire human population, 50% of Asia, 60% of Europe, and 20%-30% of Africa, 75% of France, and 75% of Italy in the deadliest plague pandemic, and 25% in the second deadliest, Spanish flu is overrated.

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...

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

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.

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.


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

For those who don't know, Holodomor is a term use to refer to the man made famine that killed nearly two and a half two seven and a half MILLION people sometimes called the FAMINE GENOCIDE OF THE UKRAINE by the Soviet Union especially in which grain was intentionally confiscated into order to starve political opponents to death as well as to bring in more revenue for the Soviets in world trade. I would also like to point out that that that this famine didn't just effect the Ukraine but also Kazakhstan in which it killed so many ethnic Kazakhs that they were reduced to a minority within their own country for thirty years. There were also many other soviet atrocities such as the Gulag state slave labor system the Great Purge, the genocide of Cossacks, and the massacre of Poles by the NKVD among others that led to around to far beyond Ten Million deaths in total.

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.

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

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

Conditions on board sucked

Top 3... I don’t know what planet and reality the rest of you live in

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 victim's eyes and ears. He even killed his half brother as a child. Killed more people than Hitler, etc.

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.

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

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.

This was so awful I was there and one woman who was running she got shrapnel in herself

I can't believe that the Boston Marathon would even have a bombing like this in 2013

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

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

Wait I was thinking about another Congo event act like I did not make that lol

I recreated this in minecraft

It's like the World War in Africa.

Donald Trump Was Elected President

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

This should really be in the top ten people think Trump is bad this is worse than that!

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

The Columbine shooting was horrible. At approximately 11:19 am Eric Harris (18) and Dylan Klebold (17) started shooting. They were dressed in black trench coats which they did wear before so it just seemed normal for them.
They had propane tank bombs planted in the cafeteria set to kill 600 people but they couldn't wire them properly so the bombs never went off, after the bombs were to go off they wanted to shoot any survivors but as you can see it didn't really go as they wanted it to.
By 11:35 am they killed twelve students and one teacher wounding more than twenty people. At exactly 12:08 pm they turned the guns on themselves and pulled the trigger.
In the end they killed about fifteen people and wounded twenty four.
They wanted so much power that the world would shudder at the power they had.

My mother was at that school during this tragedy. People take it for granted and think that Donald Trump is worse than this. Literally, Donald Trump shouldn't even be on this list. it's a joke.

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.

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.

Absolutely pointless. The Crusades were multiple mass murders (a better word for war), between two religions who believed in the same God pretty much. After all both of their holy books told them to love their enemies.

Europe was being INVADED by Muslims for 400 years until finally they responded. Read your history.

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.

I remember hearing about this it quite sad and also crazy that it caused a tsunami

Do you mean the tsunami that hit Japan triggered by the Indonesian earthquake

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.)

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.

You piece of crap. You know that some people would rather die than be themselves. Your also basically saying" happiness bieng legalized in America" oh what next peoples rights? You homophobic trash

I feel that Gay Marriage being legalized in America is one of the best things that have happened, because if two people are truely happy with each other, then that's all that matters.

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