While this might come across as a bit subjective, and it is, we had to make these judgments somehow. Therefore, to get it out of the way, this is our disclaimer: just because something isn’t on this list doesn’t mean that it wasn’t bad. And just because it isn’t on this list doesn’t mean that it wasn’t worse than the things that actually are on this list. “But why wouldn’t you just put the worse thing on the list then?” That is a good question, and the honest answer is because our research didn’t lead us to include it. Without a doubt, given human constraints and limitations, some of you will be aware of horrible events and tragedies that should certainly be on this list. And it is in honor of all tragedies, on this list and off of it, that this list was written. So, having said that, try not to think of this as some sort of dark competition. Any loss of life, friends, or family is a terrible event.
Also worth noting is that it is really hard to rank tragedies, so we didn’t. These are in no particular order. They are just all bad and that is why they made the list. These are the 25 Horrible Events Taken Place Throughout History.
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Irish Potato Famine
After more than 150 years, Ireland’s population still hasn’t recovered.
Development of agriculture (~10,000 years ago)
While this one is controversial, there are some archeologists who view agriculture as humanity’s biggest mistake. Why? It lead to a population explosion which also led to the spread of disease, war, and inequality.
Nanking Massacre (1937)
Japanese soldiers allegedly had competitions to see how quickly they could slaughter one hundred Chinese people just using their swords. There were also accounts of families being forced to rape each other.
Agent Orange Program (1970's)
When the US dropped agent orange in the jungles of Vietnam, it was intended to destroy the foliage, which it did. Unfortunately the environment still hasn’t recovered, and many people are still born with birth defects to this day.
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1914)
Granted, if it weren’t for this, then it would have been something else, but as it stands, this is what directly triggered WWI and indirectly caused WWII.