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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|3||Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand|
|6||Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki|
|7||Conquests of Genghis Khan|
|8||Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) extinction|
|10||Irish Potato Famine|
|12||Pol Pot's Regime|
|14||The Black Death|
|15||The Great Dying|
|16||The Great Leap Forward|
|17||The Great Terror|
|18||The Rwandan Genocide|