Death is something that, like it or not, comes to us all. Sometimes though it seems to happen in numbers way above the curve. This could be down to a natural disaster, or more often than not, due to humanity being horrible to each other. Whatever the reason, the events listed below had an impact on not only the population but on history as well, in one case quite literally.

Be warned – If you decide to research some of these events, a number of them are not for the faint-hearted and may be considered to be upsetting and disturbing.

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1 , Agent Orange
2 , Armenian Genocide
3 , Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
4 , Bangladesh genocide
5 , Bhopal disaster
6 , Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
7 , Conquests of Genghis Khan
8 , Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) extinction
9 , Holocaust
10 , Irish Potato Famine
11 , Nanking Massacre
12 , Pol Pot’s Regime
13 , Teiping Rebellion
14 , The Black Death
15 , The Great Dying
16 , The Great Leap Forward
17 , The Great Terror
18 , The Rwandan Genocide
19 , Toba Eruption
20 , Unit 731



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