Top 10 Most Terrible Events In History


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21 The Crusades

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

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

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

Killing some one because they are not christian, let them be Jewish or Muslim or whatever, as long as they don't hurt anyone. - Lucretia

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22 Haiti Earthquake

well I'm from haiti and a lot of my family members died

This was a sad event, but I don't think that nature is evil

My church helped survivors

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

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23 2011 Norway Attacks - 2011

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

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

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

I wished this never happened

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24 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

They blow up the babies

25 Syrian Civil War

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


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

18 march 2011 protests started against the government
100,000+ civilians Killed : This is a United Nations estimate. The UN believes the actual toll may be much higher as many deaths are not reported.
1.8 Million refugees;
Chemical weapons used against civilians
Air force destroyed cities
Tanks destroyed villages - khalilof

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26 The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

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

27 2012 Aurora Theater Shooting

What is the event in history

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

28 1918 Influenza Pandemic

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

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29 Paris Terror Attacks 2015

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

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

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


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30 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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

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

This happened like a century ago so he'll already be dead

This is worse than JK because is was thought to be the best president of the United States and freed the black race.

31 1992 Los Angeles Riots
32 Colorado High School Shooting

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

The only event so terrible it appeared twice - Dominicmgm

33 The Nanking Massacre

This is just plain awful. Beheading men. Having contest fighting for who ever gets 100 kills first. Raping thousands of women and girl then just stabbing their V. What an awful merciless act on the Chinese.

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

Worse than the Holocaust. Today it's still denied by the Japanese government. Deserves WAY higher than 9/11 and even higher than the marathon bombings.

What is V. I'm thinking it's VAGINA but I'm not sure

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34 2008 Sichuan Earthquake
35 The Great Depression

The Great Depression was a depressing moment in history the stock market crashed and almost every one in America was por

well it was... great depresing! so sad! they were so poor! :( SAD= THE GREAT DEPRSION

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


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36 Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Kennedy would done lots of good things if he wasn't shot. Every good politician gets shot: Robert Kennedy (His brother), JFK, and Abraham Lincoln.

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

37 Death of Paul Walker

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

I wish she was still alive.

Get over it

38 Orlando Nightclub Shooting

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

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

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

Sick and twisted people

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39 2011 Joplin Tornado
40 Queensland 2011 Floods

I live in Queensland and my house got flooded and 38 people died but I would not say that it's one of the saddest times in history

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

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

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

so sad

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