Saddest Events In United States History

The Top Ten

1 9/11

Whoever makes jokes about this event are cruel bastards who want to become psychopaths.

A tragic event that happened for no reason and innocent people died when they shouldn't have

Well, Yeah. 3,000 lives were lost because of terrorists destroying the Twin Towers. - JoeBoi

I still can't watch 9/11 footage because it makes me want to cry. - tropicaljay

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2 Assassination of John F. Kennedy

JFK was a great President. If he wasn’t assassinated, many terrible events would have been prevented. - JoeBoi

3 Slave Trade

It ruined the lives of countless Africans, gave us gruesome stories about the cruelty of the slave-masters, started a war that killed hundreds of thousands of people, made racism a staple of American culture even after it officially ended.

By far the saddest series of events in American history. - ThePenguin227

Very sad when compared to 9/11 or JFK assassination.

4 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

He was just watching a play at a theater and then someone killed him because the Confederacy surrendered? - JoeBoi

5 Pearl Harbour Bombing
6 Sandy Hook Shooting

20 children and 6 adults died all because of some psycho. - JoeBoi

7 Oklahoma City Bombing

This was sadder than sandy hook sandy hook should not be in the top 10

8 The Iraq War
9 Hurricane Katrina

Okay that's it sandy hook is so damn overrated seriously how it worst than hurricane Katrina Orlando night club shooting and Virginia tech columbine is worst than sandy hook why you know what they say the original is always the best in this case the original is always the deadliest

Worst than sandy hook and killed more people so yea

10 The Vietnam War

The Contenders

11 American Civil War

This was a sad day

Over 600,000 dead; more than were lost during WW2.

12 Ku Klux Klan

Their not that bad


13 The Great Depression

The roaring 20s is the reason this happened. - JoeBoi

14 Assassination of Martin Luther King
15 Challenger Disaster (1986)
16 The War of 1812
17 Virginia Tech Massacre

Worst than sandy hook

So sad I feel bad

The saddest thing to ever happend 2007

32 died. - JoeBoi

18 2017 Las Vegas Strip Shooting

Worst than sandy hook


58 died. - JoeBoi

19 Stock Market Crash - 1929

This lead to the start of the Great Depression. - JoeBoi

20 Columbine Massacre

This is when two bullied teenagers chose to go on a rampage in their school and kill 13 people but also set bombs in the cafeteria to kill everyone inside the school. - JoeBoi

21 San Bernardino Shooting
23 Orlando Massacre

50 people killed just recently.

24 Boston Marathon Bombing
25 The Day the Music Died
26 Ohio State Fair Accident
27 Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961)
28 Charles Manson Gang Members Released from Prison

Pretty shocking; several of them have been paroled, and are now loose on the streets.
Even Charlie himself has parole hearings every so often, but he probably will not be let out.

29 Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse
30 The Acquisition of Native American Lands
31 WWI
32 Aurora Movie Theater Shooting
33 Hurricane Harvey
34 Death of Paul Walker
35 2017 Sutherland Springs Church Shooting
36 Kurt Cobain's Death
37 Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

Yep. 17 people died because of some jerk who got expelled from this school because of his behavioral issues. - JoeBoi

38 Suicide of Chester Bennington
39 Hurricane Sandy
40 Hurricane Andrew Hurricane Andrew
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