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1280 – The Spanish Reconquista: In the Battle of Moclín the Emirate of Granada ambush a superior pursuing force, killing most of them in a military disaster for the Kingdom of Castile.

1973 – The UpStairs Lounge arson attack takes place at a gay bar located on the second floor of the three-story building at 141 Chartres Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Thirty-two people die as a result of fire or smoke inhalation.

1975 – Eastern Air Lines Flight 66 encounters severe wind shear and crashes on final approach to New York's JFK Airport killing 113 of the 124 passengers on board, making it the deadliest U.S. plane crash at the time. This accident led to decades of research into downburst and microburst phenomena and their effects on aircraft.

2002 – The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.

2012 – Death of Lonesome George, the last known individual of Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, a subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise.

2021 – The Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida suffers a sudden partial collapse, killing 98 people inside.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 850 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 259 days.

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1996 – The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.

2007 – PMTair Flight 241 crashes in the Dâmrei Mountains in Kampot Province, Cambodia, killing all 22 people on board.

2022 – 2 people are killed and 21 more injured after a gunman opens fire at three sites in Oslo in a suspected Islamist anti-LGBTQ+ attack.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 487 days.

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1944 – World War II: San Marino, a neutral state, is mistakenly bombed by the RAF based on faulty information, leading to 35 civilian deaths.

1944 – World War II: The Battle of Osuchy in Osuchy, Poland, one of the largest battles between Nazi Germany and Polish resistance forces, ends with the defeat of the latter.

1975 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.

1978 – Air Canada Flight 189, flying to Toronto, overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of the 107 passengers on board perish.

1981 – Dan-Air Flight 240, flying to East Midlands Airport, crashes in Nailstone, Leicestershire. All three crew members perish.

1988 – The first crash of an Airbus A320 occurs when Air France Flight 296Q crashes at Mulhouse–Habsheim Airfield in Habsheim, France, during an air show, killing three of the 136 people on board.

2008 – A suicide bomber dressed as an Iraqi policeman detonates an explosive vest, killing 25 people.

2012 – The Waldo Canyon fire descends into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood in Colorado Springs burning 347 homes in a matter of hours and killing two people.

2013 – Riots in China's Xinjiang region kill at least 36 people and injure 21 others.

2015 – Five different terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, Somalia, Kuwait, and Syria occurred on what was dubbed Bloody Friday by international media. Upwards of 750 people were either killed or injured in these uncoordinated attacks. 

2022 –  21 teenagers die during celebrations at the Enyobeni Tavern, a shebeen in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Four more people were injured. No official causes of death have been publicly released as of seven days after the incident.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 488 days.

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1941 – Romanian authorities launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iași, resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.

1957 – Hurricane Audrey makes landfall near the Texas–Louisiana border, killing over 400 people, mainly in and around Cameron, Louisiana.

1980 – The 'Ustica massacre': Itavia Flight 870 crashes in the sea while en route from Bologna to Palermo, Italy, killing all 81 on board.

1988 – The Gare de Lyon rail accident in Paris, France, kills 56 people.

1988 – Villa Tunari massacre: Bolivian anti-narcotics police kill nine to 12 and injure over a hundred protesting coca-growing peasants.

1994 – Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas in Matsumoto, Japan. Seven people are killed, 660 injured.

2007 – The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

2014 – At least fourteen people are killed when a Gas Authority of India Limited pipeline explodes in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

2015 – Formosa Fun Coast fire: A dust fire occurs at a recreational water park in Taiwan, killing 15 people and injuring 497 others, 199 critically.

2022 – 53 migrants were found dead in and around a tractor-trailer near Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, United States.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 489 days.

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1896 – An explosion in the Newton Coal Company's Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston, Pennsylvania results in a massive cave-in that kills 58 miners.

1904 – The SS Norge runs aground on Hasselwood Rock in the North Atlantic 430 kilometres (270 mi) northwest of Ireland. More than 635 people die during the sinking.

1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated  in Sarajevo; this is the casus belli of World War I.

1950 – Korean War: Suspected communist sympathizers (between 60,000 and 200,000) are executed in the Bodo League massacre..

1981 – A powerful bomb explodes in Tehran, killing 73 officials of the Islamic Republican Party

1982 – Aeroflot Flight 8641 crashes in Mazyr, Belarus, killing 132 people.

2016 – A terrorist attack in Turkey's Istanbul Atatürk Airport kills 42 people and injures more than 230 others.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 490 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1864 – At least 99 people, mostly German and Polish immigrants, are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster after a train fails to stop for an open drawbridge and plunges into the Rivière Richelieu near St-Hilaire, Quebec.

1971 – Prior to re-entry (following a record-setting stay aboard the Soviet Union’s Salyut 1 space station), the crew capsule of the Soyuz 11 spacecraft depressurizes, killing the three cosmonauts on board. Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov and Viktor Patsayev are the first humans to die in space.

1972 – A Convair CV-580 and De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter collide above Lake Winnebago near Appleton, Wisconsin, killing 13.

1995 – The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho District of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.

2002 – Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.

2012 – A derecho sweeps across the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power.

2014 – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant self-declares its caliphate in Syria and northern Iraq , solidifying its reign of terror.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 491 days.

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1900 – A savage fire wrecked three steamships docked at a pier in Hoboken, New Jersey. Over 200 crew members and passengers are killed, and hundreds injured.

1912 – The Regina Cyclone, Canada's deadliest tornado event, kills 28 people in Regina, Saskatchewan.

1956 – A TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collide above the Grand Canyon in Arizona and crash, killing all 128 on board both airliners.

1959 – A United States Air Force F-100 Super Sabre from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, crashes  into a nearby elementary school, killing 11 students plus six residents from the local neighborhood.

1963 – Ciaculli bombing:  a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police officers and military personnel near Palermo.

1971 – The crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft are killed when their air supply escapes through a faulty valve.

1994 – During a test flight of an Airbus A330-300 at Toulouse–Blagnac Airport, the aircraft crashes killing all seven people on board.

2009 – Yemenia Flight 626, an Airbus A310-300, crashes into the Indian Ocean near Comoros, killing 152 of the 153 people on board. A 14-year-old girl named Bahia Bakari survives the crash.

2013 – Nineteen firefighters die controlling a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona.

2015 – A Hercules C-130 military aircraft with 113 people on board crashes in a residential area in Medan, Indonesia, resulting in at least 116 deaths.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 492 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1873 – The White Star steamer RMS Atlantic  sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547 in one of the worst marine disasters of the 19th century.

1939 – Spanish Civil War: Generalísimo Francisco Franco of the Spanish State announces the end of the Spanish Civil War, when the last of the Republican forces surrender.

1941 – Fântâna Albă massacre: Between 200 and 2,000 Romanian civilians are killed by Soviet Border Troops.

1944 – World War II: Navigation errors lead to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.

1946 – The 8.6 Mw  Aleutian Islands earthquake shakes the Aleutian Islands with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). A destructive tsunami reaches the Hawaiian Islands resulting in dozens of deaths, mostly in Hilo, Hawaii.

1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army massacre over 1,000 people in Keraniganj Upazila, Bangladesh.

2011 – After protests against the burning of the Quran turn violent, a mob attacks a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, resulting in the deaths of thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 768 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 177 days.

2024 – In Syria, an Israeli airstrike kills 16 people at the Iranian consulate in Damascus, including brigadier


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1979 – A Soviet bio-warfare laboratory at Sverdlovsk  accidentally releases airborne anthrax spores, killing 66 plus an unknown amount of livestock.

1982 – Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.

1992 – Forty-two civilians are massacred in the town of Bijeljina in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2006 – Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; Tennessee is hardest hit with 29 people killed.

2012 – A mass shooting at Oikos University  in California leaves seven people dead and three injured.

2014 – A spree shooting occurs at the Fort Hood army base in Texas, with four dead, including the gunman, and 16 others injured.

2015 – Gunmen attack Garissa University College in Kenya, killing at least 148 people and wounding 79 others.

2020 – COVID-19 pandemic: The total number of confirmed cases reach 1 million.

2021 – At least 49 people are killed in a train derailment in Taiwan after a truck accidentally rolls onto the track.

2021 – A Capitol Police officer is killed and another injured  when an attacker rams his car into a barricade outside the United States Capitol.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 769 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 178 days.

 2024 –  An Israeli strike kills seven World Central Kitchen workers, Citizens from Australia, Britain and Poland were among those killed in an Israeli air raid in central Gaza.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1888 – The first of eleven unsolved brutal murders of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, occurs.

1956 – Hudsonville–Standale tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado.

1974 – The 1974 Super Outbreak occurs, the second biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history (after the 2011 Super Outbreak). The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.

1996 – A United States Air Force Boeing T-43 crashes near Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia, killing 35, including Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown.

1997 – The Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but one of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas.

2009 – Jiverly Antares Wong opens fire at the American Civic Association immigration center in Binghamton, New York, killing thirteen and wounding four before committing suicide.

2013 – More than 50 people die in floods resulting from record-breaking rainfall in La Plata and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2017 – A bomb explodes in the St Petersburg metro system, killing 14 and injuring several more people.

2018 – YouTube headquarters shooting: A 38-year-old gunwoman opens fire at YouTube Headquarters in San Bruno, California, injuring 3 people before committing suicide.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 769 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 178 days.

2024 – A "severe"-rated earthquake strikes near Hualien City, Taiwan.


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1905 – An earthquake hit the Kangra Valley in India, killing more than 20,000 people and destroying most buildings in Kangra, McLeod Ganj, and Dharamshala.

1933 – U.S. Navy airship USS Akron is wrecked off the New Jersey coast due to severe weather, killing 73 of the 76 crewmen and passengers.

1944 – World War II: First bombardment of oil refineries in Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.

1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

1977 – Southern Airways Flight 242 crashes in New Hope, Paulding County, Georgia, killing 72.

1991 – Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their airplane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.

1991 – Forty-one people are taken hostage inside a Good Guys! Electronics store in Sacramento, California. 3 of the hostage takers and 3 hostages are killed

1994 – Three people are killed when KLM Cityhopper Flight 433 crashes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

2010 – A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits south of the Mexico-USA border, killing two and damaging buildings across the two countries.

2013 – More than 70 people are killed in a building collapse in Thane, India.

2017 – Syria conducts an air strike on Khan Shaykhun using chemical weapons, killing 89 civilians.

2020 – China holds a national day of mourning for martyrs who died in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease outbreak.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 770 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 179 days.


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1902 – A stand box collapses at Ibrox Park (now Ibrox Stadium) in Glasgow, Scotland, which led to the deaths of 25 and injuries to more than 500 supporters during an international association football match between Scotland and England.

1936 – Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak: An F5 tornado kills 233 in Tupelo, Mississippi.

1943 – World War II: United States Army Air Forces bomber aircraft accidentally cause more than 900 civilian deaths, including 209 children, and 1,300 wounded among the civilian population of the Belgian town of Mortsel.. Their target was the Erla factory one kilometer from the residential area hit.

1946 – A Fleet Air Arm Vickers Wellington crashes into a residential area in Rabat, Malta during a training exercise, killing all 4 crew members and 16 civilians on the ground.

1949 – A fire in a hospital in Effingham, Illinois, kills 77 people and leads to nationwide fire code improvements in the United States.

1991 – An ASA EMB 120 crashes in Brunswick, Georgia, killing all 23 aboard including Sen. John Tower and astronaut Sonny Carter.

1992 – Peace protesters Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sučić are killed on the Vrbanja Bridge in Sarajevo, becoming the first casualties of the Bosnian War.

2010 – Twenty-nine coal miners are killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 771 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 180 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1936 – Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.

1958 – Capital Airlines Flight 67 crashes into Saginaw Bay near Freeland, Michigan, killing 47.

1968 – In the downtown district of Richmond, Indiana, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.

1970 – Newhall massacre: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.

1994 – The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.

1997 – In Greene County, Tennessee, the Lillelid murders occur.

1998 – Nuclear weapons testing: Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.

2009 – A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.

2010 – Maoist rebels kill 76 CRPF officers in Dantewada district, India.

2011 – In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, over 193 victims of Los Zetas were exhumed from several mass graves.

2018 – A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team collides with a semi-truck in Saskatchewan, Canada, killing 16 people and injuring 13 others.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 772 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 181 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


451 – Attila the Hun sacks the town of Metz and attacks other cities in Gaul.

611 – Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul sacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico.

1906 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.

1943 – The Holocaust in Ukraine: In Terebovlia, Germans order 1,100 Jews to undress and march through the city to the nearby village of Plebanivka, where they are shot and buried in ditches.

1989 – Soviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway, killing 42 sailors.

1990 – A fire breaks out on the passenger ferry Scandinavian Star, killing 159 people.

1994 – Rwandan genocide: Massacres of Tutsis begin in Kigali, Rwanda, and soldiers kill the civilian Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana.

1995 – First Chechen War: Russian paramilitary troops begin a massacre of civilians in Samashki, Chechnya.2017 – A man deliberately drives a hijacked truck into a crowd of people in Stockholm, Sweden, killing five people and injuring fifteen others.

2018 – Syria launches the Douma chemical attack during the Eastern Ghouta offensive of the Syrian Civil War.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 773 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 182 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1943 – Otto and Elise Hampel are executed in Berlin for their anti-Nazi activities.

1945 – World War II: After an air raid accidentally destroys a train carrying about 4,000 Nazi concentration camp internees in Prussian Hanover, the survivors are massacred by Nazis.

1954 – A Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Harvard collides with a Trans-Canada Airlines Canadair North Star over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, killing 37 people.

1954 – South African Airways Flight 201, a de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 crashes into the sea during night killing 21 people.

1968 – BOAC Flight 712 catches fire shortly after takeoff. After an emergency landing, five of the 127 on board die due to the fire.

1970 – Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing: Israeli bombers accidentally strike an Egyptian school. Forty-six children are killed.

2006 – Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Shedden, Elgin County, Ontario. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos Motorcycle Club.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 774 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 183 days.


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1947 – The Glazier–Higgins–Woodward tornadoes kill 181 and injure 970 in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

1948 – Jorge Eliécer Gaitán's assassination provokes a violent riot in Bogotá (the Bogotazo), and a further ten years of violence in Colombia.

1948 – Fighters from the Irgun and Lehi Zionist paramilitary groups attacked Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, killing over 100.

1980 – The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein kills philosopher Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and his sister Bint al-Huda after three days of torture.

1981 – The U.S. Navy nuclear submarine USS George Washington  accidentally collides with the Nissho Maru, a Japanese cargo ship, sinking it and killing two Japanese sailors.

1989 – Tbilisi massacre: An anti-Soviet peaceful demonstration and hunger strike in Tbilisi, demanding restoration of Georgian independence, is dispersed by the Soviet Army, resulting in 20 deaths and hundreds of injuries.

1990 – An IRA bombing in County Down, Northern Ireland, kills three members of the UDR.

2013 – A 6.1–magnitude earthquake strikes Iran killing 32 people and injuring over 850 people.

2013 – At least 13 people are killed and another three injured after a man goes on a spree shooting in the Serbian village of Velika Ivanča.

2014 – A student stabs 20 people at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

2017 – The Palm Sunday church bombings at Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt, take place. At least 45 people were reported killed and 126 injured.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 775 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 184 days.


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1815 – Mount Tambora in Indonesia began the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history, killing at least 71,000 people and affecting temperatures worldwide.

1826 – The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town of Missolonghi begin leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.

1900 – British suffer a sharp defeat by the Boers south of Brandfort. 600 British troops are killed and wounded and 800 taken prisoner.[3]

1919 – Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata was shot to death near Ciudad Ayala, Morelos.

1963 – The U.S. Navy nuclear submarine USS Thresher (SSN-593) sank with all hands lost during deep-diving tests in the North Atlantic Ocean. One hundred twenty-nine American sailors die.

1968 – The TEV Wahine, a New Zealand ferry sinks in Wellington harbour due to a fierce storm – the strongest winds ever in Wellington. Out of the 734 people on board, fifty-three died.

1992 – First Nagorno-Karabakh War: Dozens of Armenian civilians were massacred in the village of Maraga by Azerbaijani forces.

1973 – Invicta International Airlines Flight 435 crashes in a snowstorm on approach to Basel, Switzerland, killing 108 people.

1979 – Red River Valley tornado outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.

1991 – Italian ferry MS Moby Prince collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy, killing 140.

2010 – Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing 96 people, including Polish President Lech Kaczyński, his wife, and dozens of other senior officials and dignitaries.

2016 – The Paravur temple accident in which a devastating fire caused by the explosion of firecrackers stored for Vishu, kills more than one hundred people out of the thousands gathered for seventh day of Bhadrakali worship.

2016 – An earthquake of 6.6 magnitude strikes 39 km west-southwest of Ashkasham, shakes up India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Srinagar and Pakistan.

2022 – A bandit gang killed over 150 people in a series of attacks in Plateau State, Nigeria, linked to the Nigerian bandit conflict. About 70 people were kidnapped in the attacks.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 776 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 185 days.


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1955 – The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.

1965 – The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965: Fifty-one tornadoes hit in six Midwestern states, killing 256 people.

1986 – FBI Miami Shootout: A gun battle in broad daylight in Dade County, Florida between two bank/armored car robbers and pursuing FBI agents. During the firefight, two FBI agents  were killed, while five other agents were wounded. 

1993 – Four hundred fifty prisoners rioted at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, citing grievances related to prison conditions. One corrections officer and nine inmates were killed during the riot.

2002 – The Ghriba synagogue bombing by al-Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.

2002 – Over two hundred thousand people march in Caracas towards the presidential palace to demand the resignation of President Hugo Chávez. Nineteen protesters are killed.

2007 – Algiers bombings: Two bombings in Algiers kill 33 people and wound a further 222 others.

2011 – An explosion in the Minsk Metro, Belarus kills 15 people and injures 204 others.

2012 – A pair of great earthquakes occur in the Wharton Basin west of Sumatra in Indonesia. The maximum Mercalli intensity of this strike-slip doublet earthquake is VII (Very strong). Ten are killed, twelve are injured, and a non-destructive tsunami is observed on the island of Nias.

2018 – An Ilyushin Il-76 which was owned and operated by the Algerian Air Force crashes near Boufarik, Algeria, killing 257.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 777 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 186 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1822 – Greek War of Independence: Ottoman troops began  a massacre of tens of thousands of Greeks on the island of Chios.

1927 – Rocksprings, Texas is hit by an F5 tornado that destroys 235 of the 247 buildings in the town, kills 72 townspeople and injures 205; third deadliest tornado in Texas history.

1970 – Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board. Fifty-two crewmen were killed attempting the salvage of the boat when it sank

1980 – Transbrasil Flight 303, a Boeing 727, crashes on approach to Hercílio Luz International Airport, in Florianópolis, Brazil. Fifty-five out of the 58 people on board are killed.

2002 – A suicide bomber blows herself up at the entrance to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market, killing seven people and wounding 104.

2007 – A suicide bomber penetrates the Green Zone and detonates in a cafeteria within a parliament building, killing Iraqi MP Mohammed Awad and wounding more than twenty other people.

2010 – Merano derailment: A rail accident in South Tyrol kills nine people and injures a further 28.

2013 – Two suicide bombers kill three Chadian soldiers and injure dozens of civilians at a market in Kidal, Mali.

2014 – The Great Fire of Valparaíso ravages the Chilean city of Valparaíso, killing 16 people, displacing nearly 10,000, and destroying over 2,000 homes.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 778 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 187 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1873 – The Colfax massacre, in which more than 60 black men are murdered, takes place.

1919 – Jallianwala Bagh massacre: British Indian Army troops lead by Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer killed approx 379-1000 unarmed demonstrators including men and women in Amritsar, India; and approximately 1,500 injured.

1943 – World War II: The discovery of mass graves of Polish prisoners of war killed by Soviet forces in the Katyń Forest Massacre is announced, causing a diplomatic rift between the Polish government-in-exile in London and the Soviet Union, which denies responsibility.

1945 – World War II: German troops kill more than 1,000 political and military prisoners in Gardelegen, Germany.

1948 – In an ambush, 78 Jewish doctors, nurses and medical students from Hadassah Hospital, and a British soldier, are massacred by Arabs in Sheikh Jarrah. This event came to be known as the Hadassah medical convoy massacre.

1975 – An attack by the Phalangist resistance kills 26 militia members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, marking the start of the 15-year Lebanese Civil War.

1976 – Forty workers die in an explosion at the Lapua ammunition factory, the deadliest accidental disaster in modern history in Finland.

1996 – Two women and four children are killed after Israeli helicopter fired rockets at an ambulance in Mansouri, Lebanon.

2017 – The US drops the largest ever non-nuclear weapon on Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

2022 – Days of heavy rain across southeastern South Africa led to deadly floods. Particularly hard-hit were areas in and around Durban. At least 306 people have been reported dead, and several thousand homes were damaged or destroyed.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 779 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 188 days.

2024 – Twelve people are killed after a tourist boat sinks near Qinhuangdao, Hebei.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1909 – A massacre is organized by the Ottoman Empire against the Armenian population of Cilicia.

1912 – The British passenger liner MS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 23:40 (sinks morning of April 15th).

1935 – The Black Sunday dust storm, considered one of the worst storms of the Dust Bowl, swept across the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles and neighboring areas.

1944 – Bombay explosion: A massive explosion in Bombay harbor kills 300 and causes economic damage valued then at 20 million pounds.

1986 – The heaviest hailstones ever recorded (1 kilogram (2.2 lb) fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92.

1994 – In a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people.

1999 – NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees. Yugoslav officials say 75 people were killed.

1999 – A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$2.3 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.

2006 – Twin blasts triggered by crude bombs during Asr prayer in Jama Masjid, Delhi injure 13 people.

2010 – Nearly 2,700 are killed in a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

2014 – Twin bomb blasts in Abuja, Nigeria, kill at least 75 people and injures 141 others.

2014 – Two hundred seventy-six schoolgirls are abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 780 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 189 days.

2024 –  Flooding in the Persian Gulf and Arabian Peninsula leaves more than thirty people dead


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1715 – The Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.

1865 – President Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth. Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes President upon Lincoln's death.

1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,224 passengers and crew on board survive.

1920 – Two security guards are murdered during a robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti would be convicted of and executed for the crime, amid much controversy.

1941 – In the Belfast Blitz, two hundred bombers of the German Luftwaffe attack Belfast, killing around one thousand people.

1969 – The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.

1970 – During the Cambodian Civil War, massacre of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong river into South Vietnam.

1986 – The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon, its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a discotheque bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.

1989 – Hillsborough disaster: A human crush occurs at Hillsborough Stadium, home of Sheffield Wednesday, in the FA Cup Semi-final, resulting in the deaths of 97 Liverpool fans.

2002 – Air China Flight 129 crashes on approach to Gimhae International Airport in Busan, South Korea, killing 129 people.

2013 – Two bombs explode near the finish line at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, killing three people and injuring 264 others.

2013 – A wave of bombings across Iraq kills at least 75 people.

2014 – In the worst massacre of the South Sudanese Civil War, at least 200 civilians are gunned down after seeking refuge in houses of worship as well as hospitals.

2019 – The cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris in France is seriously damaged by a large fire.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 781 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 190 days.


[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1925 – During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, Bulgaria, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.

1944 – World War II: Allied forces start bombing Belgrade, killing about 1,100 people. This bombing fell on the Orthodox Christian Easter.

1945 – More than 7,000 die when the German transport ship Goya is sunk by a Soviet submarine.

1947 – An explosion on board a freighter in port causes the city of Texas City, Texas, to catch fire, killing almost 600.

1996 – Israel strikes a civilian house in Nabatieh Fawka, Lebanon, killing nine people, including seven children.

2007 – Virginia Tech shooting: Seung-Hui Cho guns down 32 people and injures 17 before committing suicide.

2013 – A 7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran, killing at least 35 people and injuring 117 others.

2013 – The 2013 Baga massacre is started when Boko Haram militants engage government soldiers in Baga.

2014 – The South Korean ferry MV Sewol capsizes and sinks near Jindo Island, killing 304 passengers and crew and leading to widespread criticism of the South Korean government, media, and shipping authorities.

2016 – Ecuador's worst earthquake in nearly 40 years kills 676 and injures 6,274.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 782 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 191 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1912 – Russian troops open fire on striking goldfield workers in northeast Siberia, killing at least 150.

1961 – Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of Cuban exiles financed and trained by the CIA lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.

1992 – The Katina P  is deliberately run aground off Maputo, Mozambique, and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.

2006 – A Palestinian suicide bomber detonates an explosive device in a Tel Aviv restaurant, killing 11 people and injuring 70.

2013 – An explosion at a fertilizer plant in the city of West, Texas, kills 15 people and injures 160 others.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 783 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 192 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1902 – The 7.5 Mw  Guatemala earthquake shakes Guatemala with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing between 800 and 2,000.

1906 – An earthquake and fire destroy much of San Francisco, California.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 784 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 193 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1506 – The Lisbon Massacre begins, in which accused Jews are slaughtered by Portuguese Catholics.

1608 – In Ireland: O'Doherty's Rebellion is launched by the Burning of Derry.

1903 – The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Palestine and the Western world.

1943 – World War II: In German-occupied Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins, after German troops enter the Warsaw Ghetto to round up the remaining Jews.

1989 – A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.

1993 – The 51-day FBI siege of the Branch Davidian building in Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Seventy-six Davidians, including eighteen children under the age of ten, died in the fire.

1995 –  Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA, is bombed, killing 168 people including 19 children under the age of six.

2000 – Air Philippines Flight 541 crashes in Samal, Davao del Norte, killing all 131 people on board.

2020 – A killing spree in Nova Scotia, Canada, leaves 22 people and the perpetrator dead, making it the deadliest rampage in the country's history.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 785 days.

2023 – At least 90 people are killed and 322 others are injured in a crowd crush in Sanaa, Yemen.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 194 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1914 – Nineteen men, women, and children participating in a strike are killed in the Ludlow Massacre during the Colorado Coalfield War.

1945 – Twenty Jewish children used in medical experiments at Neuengamme are killed in the basement of the Bullenhuser Damm school.

1961 – Cold War: Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed Cuban exiles against Cuba.

1998 – Air France Flight 422 crashes after taking off from El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia, killing all 53 people on board.

1999 –  Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.

2010 – The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig  explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.

2012 – One hundred twenty-seven people are killed when a plane crashes in a residential area near the Benazir Bhutto International Airport near Islamabad, Pakistan.

2013 – A 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Lushan County, Ya'an, in China's Sichuan province, killing more than 150 people and injuring thousands.

2015 – Ten people are killed in a bomb attack on a convoy carrying food supplies to a United Nations compound in Garowe in the Somali region of Puntland.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 786 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 195 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1506 – The three-day Lisbon Massacre comes to an end with the slaughter of over 1,900 suspected Jews by Portuguese Catholics.

1802 – Twelve thousand Wahhabis sack Karbala, killing over three thousand inhabitants.

1958 – United Airlines Flight 736 collides with a United States Air Force fighter jet near Arden, Nevada in what is now Enterprise, Nevada.

1987 – The Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that detonates in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo, killing 106 people.

2004 – Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.

2012 – Two trains are involved in a head-on collision near Sloterdijk, Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, injuring 116 people.

2014 – The American city of Flint, Michigan switches its water source to the Flint River, beginning the ongoing Flint water crisis which has caused lead poisoning in up to 12,000 people, and 15 deaths from Legionnaires disease, ultimately leading to criminal indictments against 15 people, five of whom have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.2019 – Eight bombs explode at churches, hotels, and other locations in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday; more than 250 people are killed.

2021 – Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala (402) sinks in the Bali Sea during a military drill, killing all 53 on board.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 787 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 196 days.




[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1915 – World War I: The use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine gas is released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.

1945 – World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp. Five hundred twenty are killed and around eighty escape.

1974 – Pan Am Flight 812 crashes on approach to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, killing all 107 people on board.

1992 – A series of gas explosions rip through the streets in Guadalajara, Mexico, killing 206.

1993 – Eighteen-year-old Stephen Lawrence is murdered in a racially motivated attack while waiting for a bus in Well Hall, Eltham.

2020 – Four police officers are killed after being struck by a truck on the Eastern Freeway in Melbourne while speaking to a speeding driver, marking the largest loss of police lives in Victoria Police history.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 788 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 197 days.

2024 – Heavy rain triggers flooding in Guangdong Province, causing around 10 deaths and 110,000 evacuations.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


599 – Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul attacks rival city-state Palenque in southern. Mexico, defeating queen Yohl Ik'nal and sacking the city.

1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army and Razakars massacre  approximately 3,000 Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

1993 – Sri Lankan politician Lalith Athulathmudali is assassinated while addressing a gathering, approximately four weeks ahead of the Provincial Council elections for the Western Province.

1999 – NATO bombs the headquarters of Radio Television of Serbia, as part of their aerial campaign against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

2013 – At least 28 people are killed and more than 70 are injured as violence breaks out in Hawija, Iraq.

2018 – A vehicle-ramming attack kills 10 people and injures 16 in Toronto. A 25-year-old suspect, Alek Minassian, is arrested.

2019 – The April 2019 Hpakant jade mine collapse in Myanmar kills four miners and two rescuers.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 789 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 198 days.


[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1837 – The great fire in Surat city of India caused more than 500 deaths and destruction of more than 9000 houses.

1915 – The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marks the beginning of the Armenian genocide.

1967 – Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.

1980 – Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.

1993 – An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London.

2013 – A building collapses near Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,129 people and injuring 2,500 others.

2013 – Violence in Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, of China's Xinjiang results in death of 21 people.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 790 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 199 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1792 – Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.

1864 – American Civil War: In the Battle of Marks' Mills, a force of 8,000 Confederate soldiers attacks 1,800 Union soldiers and a large number of wagon teamsters, killing or wounding 1,500 Union combatants.

1980 – 146 people are killed when Dan-Air Flight 1008 crashes near Los Rodeos Airport in Tenerife, Canary Islands.

2005 – A 7-car commuter train derails and crashes into an apartment building near Amagasaki Station in Japan, killing 107, including the driver.

2015 – Nearly 9,100 are killed after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 791 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 200 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1721 – A massive earthquake devastates the Iranian city of Tabriz.

1900 – Fires destroy Canadian cities Ottawa and Hull, reducing them to ashes in 12 hours. 12,000 people are left without a home.

1937 – Spanish Civil War: Guernica, Spain, is bombed by German Luftwaffe.

1942 – Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.

1966 – The magnitude 5.1 Tashkent earthquake affects the largest city in Soviet Central Asia with a maximum MSK intensity of VII (Very strong). Tashkent is mostly destroyed and 15–200 are killed.

1982 – Fifty-seven people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

1986 – The Chernobyl disaster occurs in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

1989 – The deadliest known tornado strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless.

1991 – Fifty-five tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak's end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year's only F5 tornado.

1994 – China Airlines Flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 of the 271 people on board.

2002 – Robert Steinhäuser kills 16 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 792 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 201 days.

2024 –  A fire at a guesthouse in Porto Alegre kills at least ten people.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1521 – Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapulapu.

1976 – Thirty-seven people are killed when American Airlines Flight 625 crashes at Cyril E. King Airport in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

1978 – Willow Island disaster: In the deadliest construction accident in United States history, 51 construction workers are killed when a cooling tower under construction collapses at the Pleasants Power Station in Willow Island, West Virginia.

1986 – The city of Pripyat and surrounding areas are evacuated due to the Chernobyl disaster.

1993 – Most of the Zambia national football team lose their lives in a plane crash off Libreville, Gabon en route to Dakar, Senegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Senegal.

2011 – The 2011 Super Outbreak devastates parts of the Southeastern United States, especially the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee. Two hundred five tornadoes touched down on April 27 alone, killing more than 300 and injuring hundreds more.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 793 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 202 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1941 – The Ustaše massacre nearly 200 Serbs in the village of Gudovac, the first massacre of their genocidal campaign against Serbs of the Independent State of Croatia.

1945 – The Holocaust: Nazi Germany carries out its final use of gas chambers to execute 33 Upper Austrian socialist and communist leaders in Mauthausen concentration camp.

1949 – The Hukbalahap are accused of assassinating former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, while she is en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and ten others are also killed.

1986 – High levels of radiation resulting from the Chernobyl disaster are detected at a nuclear power plant in Sweden, leading Soviet authorities to publicly announce the accident.

1988 – Near Maui, Hawaii, flight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight.

1996 – Port Arthur massacre, Tasmania: A gunman, Martin Bryant, opens fire at the Broad Arrow Cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania, killing 35 people and wounding 23 others.

2004 – CBS News released evidence of the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse. The photographs show rape and abuse from the American troops over Iraqi detainees.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 794 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 203 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1903 – A landslide kills 70 people in Frank, in the District of Alberta, Canada.

1991 – A cyclone strikes the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 miles per hour (249 km/h), killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as ten million homeless.

1991 – The 7.0 Mw  Racha earthquake affects Georgia with a maximum MSK intensity of IX (Destructive), killing 270 people.

1992 – Riots in Los Angeles, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 63 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.

2013 – National Airlines Flight 102, a Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft, crashes during takeoff from Bagram Airfield in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, killing seven people.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 795 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 204 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1863 – A 65-man French Foreign Legion infantry patrol fights a force of nearly 2,000 Mexican soldiers to nearly the last man in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.

1871 – The Camp Grant massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.

1999 – Neo-Nazi David Copeland carries out the last of his three nail bombings in London at the Admiral Duncan gay pub, killing three people and injuring 79 others.

2009 – Seven civilians and the perpetrator are killed and another ten injured at a Queen's Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands in an attempted assassination on Queen Beatrix.

2012 – An overloaded ferry capsizes on the Brahmaputra River in India killing at least 103 people.

2014 – A bomb blast in Ürümqi, China kills three people and injures 79 others.

2021 – Forty-five men and boys are killed in the Meron stampede in Israel.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 796 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 205 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1866 – The Memphis Race Riots begin. In three days time, 46 blacks and two whites were killed. Reports of the atrocities influenced passage of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

1929 – The 7.2 Mw  Kopet Dag earthquake shakes the Iran–Turkmenistan border region with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing up to 3,800 and injuring 1,121.

1947Portella della Ginestra massacre against May Day celebrations in Sicily by the bandit and separatist leader Salvatore Giuliano where 11 persons are killed and 33 wounded.

1957 – A Vickers VC.1 Viking crashes while attempting to return to Blackbushe Airport in Yateley, killing 34.

2019Naxalite attack in Gadchiroli district of India: Sixteen army soldiers, including a driver, killed in an IED blast. Naxals targeted an anti-Naxal operations team.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 797 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 206 days.

2024  –  China highway collapse kills 24 people


[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1945 – World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp  finding 1000 dead prisoners, most of whom starved to death.

1970 – ALM Flight 980 ditches in the Caribbean Sea near Saint Croix, killing 23.

1972 – In the early morning hours a fire breaks out at the Sunshine Mine located between Kellogg and Wallace, Idaho, killing 91 workers.

1986 –  Chernobyl disaster: The City of Chernobyl is evacuated six days after the disaster.

1995 – During the Croatian War of Independence, the Army of the Republic of Serb Krajina fires cluster bombs at Zagreb, killing seven and wounding over 175 civilians.

2004 – The Yelwa massacre concludes. It began on 4 February 2004 when armed Muslims killed 78 Christians at Yelwa. In response, about 630 Muslims were killed by Christians on May 2nd.

2008 – Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Burma killing over 138,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.

2008 – Chaitén Volcano begins erupting in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people.

2011 – An E. coli outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others are taken ill.

2014 – Two mudslides in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, leave up to 2,500 people missing.

2014 – In Odessa, it was a day of violent protests and confrontations between those who supported closer ties with Russia and those fighting what they saw as Moscow’s attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty. In a horrific fire at Odessa's Trade Unions House 42 members of the pro-Russian faction were killed. Six Euromaidan activists were killed on Odessa streets that day.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 798 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 207 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1481 – The largest of three earthquakes strikes the island of Rhodes and causes an estimated 30,000 casualties.

1568 – Angered by the brutal onslaught of Spanish troops at Fort Caroline, a French force burns the San Mateo fort and massacres hundreds of Spaniards.

1901 – The Great Fire of 1901 begins in Jacksonville, Florida.

1928 – The Jinan incident begins with the deaths of twelve Japanese civilians by Chinese forces in Jinan, China, which leads to Japanese retaliation and the deaths of over 2,000 Chinese civilians in the following days.

1945 – World War II: Sinking of the prison ships Cap Arcona, Thielbek and Deutschland by the Royal Air Force in Lübeck Bay.

1968 – Eighty-five people are killed when Braniff International Airways Flight 352 crashes near Dawson, Texas.

1986 – Twenty-one people are killed and forty-one are injured after a bomb explodes on Air Lanka Flight 512 at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka.

1999 – The southwestern portion of Oklahoma City is devastated by an F5 tornado, killing forty-five people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado is one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak. This tornado also produces the highest wind speed ever recorded, measured at 301 +/- 20 mph (484 +/- 32 km/h).

2006 – Armavia Flight 967 crashes into the Black Sea near Sochi International Airport in Sochi, Russia, killing 113 people.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 799 days.

2023 – A shooting incident occurred at Vladislav Ribnikar Elementary School in the Vračar municipality of Belgrade, Serbia. A 13-year-old male student opened fire on students and staff, resulting in the deaths of nine students and a security guard.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 208 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1886 – Haymarket affair: A bomb is thrown at policemen trying to break up a labor rally in Chicago, United States, killing eight and wounding 60. The police fire into the crowd.

1946 – In San Francisco Bay, U.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. Five people are killed in the riot.

1949 – The entire Torino football team (except for two players who did not take the trip: Sauro Tomà, due to an injury and Renato Gandolfi, because of coach request) is killed in a plane crash.

1970 – Vietnam War: Kent State shootings: The Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after disturbances in the city of Kent the weekend before, opens fire killing four unarmed students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the Cambodian Campaign of the United States and South Vietnam.

1978 – The South African Defence Force attacks a SWAPO base at Cassinga in southern Angola, killing about 600 people.

1982 – Twenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.

1988 – The PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of Space Shuttle fuel detonate during a fire. The disaster caused two fatalities, 372 injuries, and an estimated $100 million of damage.

2002 – One hundred three people are killed and 51 are injured in a plane crash near Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano, Nigeria.

2007 – Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7-mile wide EF5 tornado. Ninety-five percent of the city was confirmed to be destroyed, with the other five percent being severely damaged. 12 people die. It was the first-ever tornado to be rated as such with the new Enhanced Fujita scale.

2014 – Three people are killed and 62 injured in a pair of bombings on buses in Nairobi, Kenya.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 800 days.

2023 – A 21-year-old Serbian man carried out a shooting spree in Dubona, Mladenovac, Belgrade, Serbia, and Malo Orašje, Smederevo, resulting in the deaths of eight individuals, including a police officer, and leaving fourteen others injured.This incident occurred one day after a school shooting in Belgrade.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 209 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1886 – Workers marching for the Eight-hour day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin were shot at by Wisconsin National Guardsmen in what became known as the Bay View Massacre.

1930 – The 1930 Bago earthquake, the former of two major earthquakes in southern Burma kills as many as 7,000 in Yangon and Bago.

1972 – Alitalia Flight 112 crashes into Mount Longa near Palermo, Sicily, killing all 115 aboard, making it the deadliest single-aircraft disaster in Italy.

1981 – Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27.

1991 – A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man.

2007 – Kenya Airways Flight 507 crashes after takeoff from Douala International Airport in Douala, Cameroon, killing all 114 aboard, making it the deadliest aircraft disaster in Cameroon.

2010 – Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek government-debt crisis.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 801 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 210 days.

2024 –  2-12 May – 2024 Brazil floods - at least 110 people were killed, 372 others were injured, and at least 140 were left missing from flooding caused by heavy rains in Rio Grande do Sul. More than 130 others are listed as missing and 372 injured, while more than 700,000 people in the state are affected. The 14 de Julho Dam fails after heavy rainfall in Rio Grande do Sul.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1527 – Spanish and German troops sack Rome; many scholars consider this the end of the Renaissance.

1882 – Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed to death by Fenian assassins in Phoenix Park, Dublin.

1916 – Twenty-one Lebanese nationalists are executed in Martyrs' Square, Beirut by Djemal Pasha.

1937 – Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.

1972 – Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara after being convicted of attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.

1976 – The 6.5 Mw  Friuli earthquake affected Northern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving 900–978 dead and 1,700–2,400 injured.

1988 – All thirty-six passengers and crew were killed when Widerøe Flight 710 crashed into Mt. Torghatten in Brønnøy.

2022 – Hotel Saratoga, a five-story luxury hotel in the Old Havana municipality of La Habana, Cuba, suffered a suspected gas leak explosion that damaged large portions of the building as well as surrounding infrastructure. Ninety-nine people were injured, of whom forty-five died. The hotel was undergoing renovations and there were no guests; however, there were fifty-one workers inside.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 802 days.

2023 –  At least 27 workers were killed in a fire at a remote gold mine in southern Peru. 

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 211 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1544 – The Burning of Edinburgh by an English army is the first action of the Rough Wooing.

1840 – The Great Natchez Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi killing 317 people. It is the second deadliest tornado in United States history.

1915 – World War I: German submarine U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania,, killing 1,198 people, including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turns many former pro-Germans in the United States against the German Empire.

1930 – The 7.1 Mw  Salmas earthquake shakes northwestern Iran and southeastern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Up to three-thousand people were killed.

1992 – Three employees at a McDonald's Restaurant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, are brutally murdered and a fourth permanently disabled after a botched robbery. It is the first "fast-food murder" in Canada.

1999 – Kosovo War: Three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft apparently inadvertently bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.

2000 – Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia.

2002 – An EgyptAir Boeing 737-500 crashes on approach to Tunis–Carthage International Airport, killing 14 people.

2002 – A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.

2004 – American businessman NNick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 803 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 212 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1842 – A train derails and catches fire in Paris, killing between 52 and 200 people.

1902 – In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survive the blast.

1927 – Attempting to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight from Paris to New York, French war heroes Charles Nungesser and François Coli disappear after taking off aboard The White Bird biplane.

1941 – World War II: The German Luftwaffe launches a bombing raid on Nottingham and Derby.

1945 – Hundreds of Algerian civilians are killed by French Army soldiers in the Sétif massacre.

1945 – The Halifax riot starts when thousands of civilians and servicemen rampage through Halifax, Nova Scotia.

1963 – South Vietnamese soldiers under the Roman Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem open fire on Buddhists defying a ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesak, killing nine and sparking the Buddhist crisis.

1984 – Corporal Denis Lortie enters the Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three people and wounding 13.

1987 – The SAS kills eight Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a civilian during an ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.

1988 – A fire at Illinois Bell's Hinsdale Central Office triggers an extended 1AESS network outage once considered to be the "worst telecommunications disaster in US telephone industry history".

1997 – China Southern Airlines Flight 3456 crashes on approach into Bao'an International Airport, killing 35 people.

2021 – A car bomb explodes in front of a school in Kabul, capital city of Afghanistan killing at least 55 people and wounding over 150.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 804 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 213 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1942 – The Holocaust in Ukraine: The SS executes 588 Jewish residents of the Podolian town of Zinkiv (Khmelnytska oblast). The Zoludek Ghetto (in Belarus) is destroyed and all its inhabitants executed or deported.

1979 – Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian is executed by firing squad in Tehran, prompting the mass exodus of the once 100,000-strong Jewish community of Iran.

1980 – In Florida, United States, Liberian freighter MV Summit Venture collides with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay, making a 1,400-ft. section of the southbound span collapse. Thirty-five people in six cars and a Greyhound bus fall 150 ft. into the water and die.

1980 – In Norco, California, United States, five masked gunmen hold up a Security Pacific bank, leading to a violent shoot-out and one of the largest pursuits in California history. Two of the gunmen and one police officer are killed and thirty-three police and civilian vehicles are destroyed in the chase.

1987 – LOT Flight 5055 Tadeusz Kościuszko crashes after takeoff in Warsaw, Poland, killing all 183 people on board.

1992 – Westray Mine disaster kills 26 workers in Nova Scotia, Canada.

2001 – In Ghana, 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium disaster. The deaths are caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of tear gas by police personnel at the stadium) that followed a controversial decision by the referee.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 805 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 214 days.

2024 – Nine people are killed and two others are injured in collision between a truck and a passenger van near Qingtongxia, Ningxia.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1849 – Astor Place Riot: A riot breaks out at the Astor Opera House in Manhattan, New York City over a dispute between actors Edwin Forrest and William Charles Macready, killing at least 22 and injuring over 120.

1899 – Finnish farmworker Karl Emil Malmelin kills seven people with an axe at the Simola croft in the village of Klaukkala.

1961 – Air France Flight 406 is destroyed by a bomb over the Sahara, killing 78.

1993 – In Thailand, a fire at the Kader Toy Factory kills over 200 workers.

1996 – A blizzard strikes Mount Everest, killing eight climbers  by the next day.

1997 – The 7.3 Mw Qayen earthquake strikes Iran's Khorasan Province killing 1,567 people.

2012 – The Damascus bombings are carried out using a pair of car bombs detonated by suicide bombers outside a military intelligence complex in Damascus, Syria, killing 55 people.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 806 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 215 days.


[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1833 – The Lady of the Lake strikes an iceberg off Newfoundland and sinks with the loss of up to 265 passengers and crew.

1880 – Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California.

1970 – The 1970 Lubbock tornado kills 26 and causes $250 million in damage.

1985 – Fifty-six spectators die and more than 200 are injured in the Bradford City stadium fire.

1996 – After the aircraft's departure from Miami, a fire started by improperly handled chemical oxygen generators in the cargo hold of Atlanta-bound ValuJet Airlines Flight 592.The fire causes the Douglas DC-9 to crash in the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 on board.

1998 – India conducts three underground atomic tests in Pokhran.

2013 – Fifty-two people are killed in a bombing in Reyhanlı, Turkey.

2014 – Fifteen people are killed and 46 injured in Kinshasa in a stampede caused by tear gas being thrown into soccer stands by police officers.

2016 – One hundred and ten people are killed in an ISIL bombing in Baghdad.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 807 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 216 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1989 – The San Bernardino train disaster kills four people, only to be followed a week later by an underground gasoline pipeline explosion, which kills two more people.

1998 – Four students are shot at Trisakti University, leading to widespread riots and the fall of Suharto.

2003 – The Riyadh compound bombings in Saudi Arabia, carried out by al-Qaeda, kill 39 people.

2006 –  Mass unrest by the Primeiro Comando da Capital begins in São Paulo (Brazil), leaving at least 150 dead.

2008 – An earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people.

2010 – Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 crashes on final approach to Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, killing 103 out of the 104 people on board.

2015 – A train derailment in Philadelphia kills eight people and injures more than 200.

2015 – Massive Nepal earthquake kills 218 people and injures more than 3500.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 808 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 217 days.

2024 – More than 300 people were killed in flash floods that ripped through multiple provinces in Afghanistan


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1969 – May 13 Incident involving sectarian violence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1971 – Over 900 unarmed Bengali Hindus are murdered in the Demra massacre.

1972 – A fire occurs in the Sennichi Department Store in Osaka, Japan. Blocked exits and non-functional elevators result in 118 fatalities (many victims leaping to their deaths).

1972 – The Troubles: A car bombing outside a crowded pub in Belfast sparks a two-day gun battle involving the Provisional IRA, Ulster Volunteer Force and British Army. Seven people are killed and over 66 injured.

1980 – An F3 tornado hits Kalamazoo County, Michigan. President Jimmy Carter declares it a federal disaster area.

1985 – Police bombed MOVE headquarters in Philadelphia, killing six adults and five children, and destroying the homes of 250 city residents.

1989 – Large groups of students occupy Tiananmen Square and begin a hunger strike.

1990 – The Dinamo–Red Star riot took place at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb, Croatia between the Bad Blue Boys (fans of Dinamo Zagreb) and the Delije (fans of Red Star Belgrade).

1996 – Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.

1998 – Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesians of Chinese descent are looted and women raped.

1998 – India carries out two nuclear weapon tests at Pokhran, following the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.

2005 – Andijan uprising, Uzbekistan; Troops open fire on crowds of protestors after a prison break; at least 187 people were killed according to official estimates.

2006 – São Paulo violence: Rebellions occur in several prisons in Brazil.

2011 – Two bombs explode in the Charsadda District of Pakistan killing 98 people and wounding 140 others.

2012 – Forty-nine dismembered bodies are discovered by Mexican authorities on Mexican Federal Highway 40.

2013 – American physician Kermit Gosnell is found guilty in Pennsylvania of murdering three infants born alive during attempted abortions, involuntary manslaughter of a woman during an abortion procedure, and other charges.

2014 – An explosion at an underground coal mine in southwest Turkey kills 301 miners. 

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 809 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 218 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1931 – Five unarmed civilians are killed in the Ådalen shootings, as the Swedish military is called in to deal with protesting workers.

1940 – World War II: Rotterdam, Netherlands is bombed by the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany despite a ceasefire, killing about 900 people and destroying the historic city center.

1943 – World War II: A Japanese submarine sinks AHS Centaur off the coast of Queensland. Of the 332 medical personnel and civilian crew aboard, 268 died, including 63 of the 65 army personnel.

1961 – Civil rights movement: A white mob twice attacks a Freedom Riders bus near Anniston, Alabama, before fire-bombing the bus and attacking the civil rights protesters who flee the burning vehicle.

1977 – A Dan-Air Boeing 707 leased to IAS Cargo Airlines crashes on approach to Lusaka International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia, killing six people.

1980 – Salvadoran Civil War: the Sumpul River massacre occurs in Chalatenango, El Salvador.

1988 – Carrollton bus collision: A drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. Twenty-seven die in the crash and ensuing fire.

2004 – Rico Linhas Aéreas Flight 4815 crashes into the Amazon rainforest during approach to Eduardo Gomes International Airport in Manaus, Brazil, killing 33 people.

2012 – Agni Air Flight CHT crashes in Nepal after a failed go-around, killing 15 people.

2022 – A mass shooting occurred at a Tops Friendly Markets supermarket in Buffalo, New York, United States. Ten people were killed, and three others were injured; eleven of the victims were African-American.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 810 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 219 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1911 – More than 300 Chinese immigrants are killed in the Torreón massacre when the forces of the Mexican Revolution led by Emilio Madero take the city of Torreón from the Federales.

1919 – Greek occupation of Smyrna. During the occupation, the Greek army kills or wounds 350 Turks; those responsible are punished by Greek commander Aristides Stergiades.

1929 – A fire at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio kills 123.

1974 – Ma'alot massacre: Members of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine attack and take hostages at an Israeli school; a total of 31 people are killed, including 22 schoolchildren.

2013 – An upsurge in violence in Iraq leaves more than 389 people dead over three days.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 811 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 220 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1943 – The Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends.

2003 – In Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.

2014 – Twelve people are killed in two explosions in the Gikomba market area of Nairobi, Kenya.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 812 days.

2023 –  Flooding in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy causes 11 deaths and widespread disruption, including the cancellation of the Formula One Grand Prix.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 221 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1527 – Pánfilo de Narváez departs Spain to explore Florida with 600 men – by 1536 only four survive.

1974 – The Troubles: Thirty-three civilians are killed and 300 injured when the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) detonates four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan, Republic of Ireland.

1974 – Police in Los Angeles raid the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.

1983 – The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds [1.9 kt]), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of Information Act request.

1987 – Iran–Iraq War: An Iraqi Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jet fires two missiles into the U.S. Navy warship USS Stark, killing 37 and injuring 21 of her crew.

1992 – Three days of popular protests against the government of Prime Minister of Thailand Suchinda Kraprayoon begin in Bangkok, leading to a military crackdown that results in 52 officially confirmed deaths, hundreds of injuries, many disappearances, and more than 3,500 arrests.

2014 – A military plane crash in northern Laos kills 17 people.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 813 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 222 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1096 – First Crusade: Around 800 Jews are massacred in Worms, Germany.

1302 – Bruges Matins, the nocturnal massacre of the French garrison in Bruges by members of the local Flemish militia.

1695 – The 1695 Linfen earthquake in Shannxi, Ming dynasty causes extreme damage and kills at least 52,000 people.

1896 – Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of 1,389 people.

1927 – The Bath School disaster:: Forty-five people, including many children, are killed by bombs planted by a disgruntled school-board member in Bath Township, Michigan.

1973 – Aeroflot Flight 109 is hijacked mid-flight and the aircraft is subsequently destroyed when the hijacker's bomb explodes, killing all 82 people on board.

1974 – Nuclear weapons testing: Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon becoming the sixth nation to do so.

1980 – Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.

2015 – At least 78 people die in a landslide caused by heavy rains in the Colombian town of Salgar.

2018 – A school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas kills ten people.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 814 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 223 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1993 – SAM Colombia Flight 501 crashes on approach to José María Córdova International Airport in Medellín, Colombia, killing 132.

2012 – Three gas cylinder bombs explode in front of a vocational school in the Italian city of Brindisi, killing one person and injuring five others.

2012 – A car bomb explodes near a military complex in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, killing nine people.

2015 – The Refugio oil spill deposited 142,800 U.S. gallons (3,400 barrels) of crude oil onto an area in California considered one of the most biologically diverse coastlines of the west coast.

2016 – EgyptAir Flight 804 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea while traveling from Paris to Cairo, killing all on board.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 815 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 224 days.

2024 –  A helicopter crash near Varzaqan, Iran, kills eight people, including President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1645 – Yangzhou massacre: The ten day massacre of 800,000 residents of the city of Yangzhou, part of the Transition from Ming to Qing.

1883 – Krakatoa begins to erupt; the volcano explodes three months later, killing more than 36,000 people.

1965 – One hundred twenty-one people are killed when Pakistan International Airlines Flight 705 crashes at Cairo International Airport.

1971 – In the Chuknagar massacre, Pakistani forces massacre thousands, mostly Bengali Hindus.

1983 – Church Street bombing: A car bomb planted by Umkhonto we Sizwe explodes on Church Street in South Africa's capital, Pretoria, killing 19 people and injuring 217 others.

2012 – At least 27 people are killed and 50 others injured when a 6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Italy.

2013 – An EF5 tornado strikes the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, killing 24 people and injuring 377 others.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 816 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 225 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1792 – A lava dome collapses on Mount Unzen, near the city of Shimbara on the Japanese island of Kyūshū, creating a deadly tsunami that killed nearly 15,000 people.

1871 – French troops invade the Paris Commune and engage its residents in street fighting. By the close of "Bloody Week", some 20,000 communards have been killed and 38,000 arrested.

1917 – The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 causes $5.5 million in damages, destroying some 300 acres including 2,000 homes, businesses and churches, displacing about 10,000 people but leading to only one fatality (due to heart attack).

1924 – University of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr. murder 14-year-old Bobby Franks in a "thrill killing".

1976 – Twenty-nine people are killed in the Yuba City bus disaster in Martinez, California.

1979 – White Night riots in San Francisco following the manslaughter conviction of Dan White for the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.

1996 – The ferry MV Bukoba sinks in Tanzanian waters on Lake Victoria, killing nearly 1,000.

2003 – The 6.8 Mw  Boumerdès earthquake shakes northern Algeria with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). More than 2,200 people were killed and a moderate tsunami sank boats at the Balearic Islands.

2012 – A bus accident near Himara, Albania kills 13 people and injures 21 others.

2012 – A suicide bombing kills more than 120 people in Sana'a, Yemen.

2014 – Random killings occurred on the Bannan Line of the Taipei MRT, killing four and injuring 24.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 817 days.

2023 –  Twenty children are killed in a fire at a secondary school dormitory in Mahdia, Guyana.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 226 days. 

2024 –  Protests over voting rights changes break out in the French territory of New Caledonia, and have claimed six lives.



[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


853 – A Byzantine fleet sacks and destroys undefended Damietta in Egypt.

1370 – Brussels massacre: Between six and twenty Jews are murdered and the rest of the Jewish community is banished from Brussels, Belgium, for allegedly desecrating consecrated Host.

1520 – The massacre at the festival of Tóxcatl takes place during the Fall of Tenochtitlan, resulting in turning the Aztecs against the Spanish.

1766 – A  large earthquake causes heavy damage and loss of life in Istanbul and the Marmara region.

1915 – Three trains collide in the Quintinshill rail disaster  near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246.

1927 – Near Xining, China, an 8.3 magnitude earthquake causes 200,000 deaths in one of the world's most destructive earthquakes.

1958 – The 1958 riots in Ceylon become a watershed in the race relations of various ethnic communities of Sri Lanka. The total deaths is estimated at 300, mostly Tamils.

1960 – The Great Chilean earthquake, measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale, hits southern Chile, becoming the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.

1962 – Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes in Unionville, Missouri after bombs explode on board, killing 45.

1967 – L'Innovation department store in Brussels, Belgium, burns down, resulting in 323 dead or missing and 150 injured, the most devastating fire in Belgian history.

1968 – The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion  sinks with 99 men aboard, 400 miles southwest of the Azores.

1987 – The Hashimpura massacre occurs in Meerut, India.

2000 – In Sri Lanka, over 150 Tamil rebels are killed over two days of fighting for control in Jaffna.

2010 – Air India Express Flight 812, a Boeing 737 crashes over a cliff upon landing at Mangalore, India, killing 158 of 166 people on board, becoming the deadliest crash involving a Boeing 737 until the crash of Lion Air Flight 610.

2011 – An EF5 tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri, killing 158 people and wreaking $2.8 billion in damages, the costliest and seventh-deadliest single tornado in U.S. history.

2014 – An explosion occurs in Ürümqi, capital of China's far-western Xinjiang region, resulting in at least 43 deaths and 91 injuries.

2017 – Twenty-two people are killed at an Ariana Grande concert in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing.

2020 – Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303 crashes in Model Colony near Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 98 people.

2021 – Gansu ultramarathon disaster: Severe weather kills 21 runners in the 100 km (60-mile) ultramarathon in the Yellow River Stone Forest, Gansu province of China.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 818 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 227 days. 

2024 –  A stage collapses at a Mexico campaign rally, leaving nine dead.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1498 – Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy.

1932 – In Brazil, four students are shot and killed during a manifestation against the Brazilian dictator Getúlio Vargas, which resulted in the outbreak of the Constitutionalist Revolution several weeks later.

1934 – American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

1939 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sinks off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive, causing the death of 24 sailors and two civilian technicians. The remaining 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect are rescued the following day.

1948 – Thomas C. Wasson, the US Consul-General, is assassinated in Jerusalem, Israel.

1960 – A tsunami caused by an earthquake in Chile the previous day kills 61 people in Hilo, Hawaii.

1971 – Seventy-eight people are killed when Aviogenex Flight 130 crashes on approach to Rijeka Airport in present-day Rijeka, Croatia (then the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia).

1992 – Italy's most prominent anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife and three body guards are killed by the Corleonesi clan with a half-ton bomb near Capaci, Sicily. His friend and colleague Paolo Borsellino will be assassinated less than two months later, making 1992 a turning point in the history of Italian Mafia prosecutions.

2006 – Alaskan stratovolcano Mount Cleveland erupts.

2014 – Seven people, including the perpetrator, are killed and another 14 injured in a killing spree near the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara.

2015 – At least 46 people are killed as a result of floods caused by a tornado in Texas and Oklahoma.

2016 – Two suicide bombings, conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, kill at least 45 potential army recruits in Aden, Yemen.

2016 – Eight bombings are carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Jableh and Tartus, coastline cities in Syria. One hundred eighty-four people are killed and at least 200 people injured.

2021 – A cable car falls from a mountain near Lake Maggiore in northern Italy, killing 14 people.

2021 – Ryanair Flight 4978 is forced to land by Belarusian authorities to detain dissident journalist Roman Protasevich.

2022 – A high-speed Philippine passenger ferry catches fire near Real, Quezon province killing at least 7 people.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 819 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 228 days. 

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1567 – Mentally ill Erik XIV, King of Sweden and his guards murder five incarcerated Swedish nobles.

1941 – World War II: In the Battle of the Atlantic, the German Battleship Bismarck sinks then-pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, killing all but three crewmen.

1981 – Ecuadorian president Jaime Roldós Aguilera, his wife, and his presidential committee die in an aircraft accident while travelling from Quito to Zapotillo minutes after the president gave a famous speech regarding the 24 de mayo anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha.

1992 – The ethnic cleansing in Kozarac, Bosnia and Herzegovina begins when Serbian militia and police forces enter the town.

1993 – Roman Catholic Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo and five other people are assassinated in a shootout at Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport in Mexico.

1995 – While attempting to return to Leeds Bradford Airport in the United Kingdom, Knight Air Flight 816 crashes in Harewood, North Yorkshire, killing all 12 people on board.

2014 – A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurs in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, injuring 324 people.

2014 – At least three people are killed in a shooting at Brussels' Jewish Museum of Belgium.

2019 – Twenty-two students die in a fire in Surat (India).

2022 – In the United States, 21 people are killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 820 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 229 days. 

2024 – A landslide occurred in Maip Muritaka Rural LLG, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea. Between 690 and 1,000 people were thought to have been killed; however, only six bodies were recovered. Many others are missing, including about 5,500 in the villages of Kaokalam, Tulipana and Yambali alone.


[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1865 – In Mobile, Alabama, around 300 people are killed when an ordnance depot explodes.

1926 – Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the government of the Ukrainian People's Republic, which is in government-in-exile in Paris.

1938 – Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante kills 313 people.

1955 – In the United States, a night-time F5 tornado strikes the small city of Udall, Kansas, killing 80 and injuring 273. It is the deadliest tornado to ever occur in the state and the 23rd deadliest in the U.S.

1979 – American Airlines Flight 191: A McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, killing all 271 on board and two people on the ground.

1982 – Falklands War: HMS Coventry is sunk by Argentine Air Force A-4 Skyhawks.

1985 – Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.

2002 – China Airlines Flight 611 disintegrates in mid-air and crashes into the Taiwan Strait, with the loss of all 225 people on board.

2013 – Suspected Maoist rebels kill at least 28 people and injure 32 others in an attack on a convoy of Indian National Congress politicians in Chhattisgarh, India.

2013 – A gas cylinder explodes on a school bus in the Pakistani city of Gujrat, killing at least 18 people.

2020 – George Floyd, an African-American citizen, is murdered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest when he is forced into a prone position face-down on the ground for more than nine minutes, provoking protests across the United States and around the world.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 821 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 230 days.



doomsday clock

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1293 – An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 23,000.

1637 – Pequot War: A combined English and Mohegan force under John Mason attacks a village in Connecticut,  massacring approximately 500 Pequots.

1822 – At least 113 people die in the Grue Church fire, the biggest fire disaster in Norway's history.

1981 – An EA-6B Prowler crashes on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, killing 14 crewmen and injuring 45 others.

1983 – The 7.8 Mw  Sea of Japan earthquake shakes northern Honshu with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami is generated that leaves about 100 people dead.

1991 – Lauda Air Flight 004 breaks apart in mid-air and crashes in the Phu Toei National Park in the Suphan Buri Province of Thailand, killing all 223 people on board.

1998 – A MIAT Mongolian Airlines Harbin Y-12 crashes near Erdenet, Orkhon Province, Mongolia, resulting in 28 deaths.

2008 – Severe flooding begins in eastern and southern China that will ultimately cause 148 deaths and force the evacuation of 1.3 million.

2021 – Ten people are killed in a shooting at a VTA rail yard in San Jose, California, United States. 

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 822 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 231 days.


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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1896 – The F4-strength St. Louis–East St. Louis tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing over $10 million in damage.

1915 – HMS Princess Irene explodes and sinks off Sheerness, Kent, with the loss of 352 lives.

1941 – World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic, killing almost 2,100 men.

1962 – The Centralia mine fire is ignited in the town's landfill above a coal mine.

1971 – The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.

1977 – A plane crash at José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba, kills 67.

1971 – Pakistani forces massacre over 200 civilians, mostly Bengali Hindus, in the Bagbati massacre.

1975 – Dibbles Bridge coach crash near Grassington, in North Yorkshire, England, kills 33 – the highest ever death toll in a road accident in the United Kingdom.

1980 – The Gwangju Massacre: Airborne and army troops of South Korea retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more.

1997 – The 1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak occurs, spawning multiple tornadoes in Central Texas, including the F5 that killed 27 in Jarrell.

2006 – The 6.4 Mw  Yogyakarta earthquake shakes central Java with an MSK intensity of VIII (Damaging), leaving more than 5,700 dead and 37,000 injured.

2018 – Maryland Flood Event: A flood occurs throughout the Patapsco Valley, causing one death, destroying the entire first floors of buildings on Main Street in Ellicott City, and causing cars to overturn.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 823 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 232 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1644 – English Civil War: Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby.

1802 – In Guadeloupe, 400 rebellious slaves, led by Louis Delgrès, blow themselves up rather than submit to Napoleon's troops.

1968 – Garuda Indonesia Flight 892 crashes near Nala Sopara in India, killing 30.

1977 – In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.

1995 – The 7.0 Mw  Neftegorsk earthquake shakes the former Russian settlement of Neftegorsk with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Total damage was $64.1–300 million, with 1,989 deaths and 750 injured. The settlement was not rebuilt.

1998 – Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of nuclear tests by India with five of its own codenamed Chagai-I, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions. By testing nuclear devices, Pakistan became the seventh country to publicly test nuclear weapons..

2010 – In West Bengal, India, the Jnaneswari Express train derailment and subsequent collision kills 148 passengers.

2022 –  At least thirtyone die in a stampede in a church in Port Harcourt in Nigera. A large crowd had gathered before the start of a church relief effort to accept food donations, when panic broke out.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 824 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 233 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen are executed as rebels by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.

1914 – The Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland  sinks in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with the loss of 1,012 lives.

1920 – The Louth flood of 1920 was a severe flash flooding in the Lincolnshire market town of Louth, resulting in 23 fatalities in 20 minutes. It has been described as one of the most significant flood disasters in the United Kingdom during the 20th century.

1931 –  Michele Schirru, a citizen of the United States, is executed by a Royal Italian Army firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini.

1947 – United Airlines Flight 521 crashes at LaGuardia Airport, killing 43.

1985 – Heysel Stadium disaster: Thirty-nine association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses.

2008 – A doublet earthquake, of combined magnitude 6.1, strikes Iceland near the town of Selfoss, injuring 30 people.

2012 – A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits northern Italy near Bologna, killing at least 24 people.

2022 – Tara Air Flight 197  crashes in Nepal, killing all 22 people on board.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 825 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 234 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1431 – Hundred Years' War: In Rouen, France, the 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.

1815 – The East Indiaman Arniston is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, in present-day South Africa, with the loss of 372 lives.

1883 – In New York City, a stampede on the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge killed twelve people.

1937 – Memorial Day massacre: Chicago police shoot and kill ten labor demonstrators.

1942 – World War II: One thousand British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany.

1948 – A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.

1961 – Viasa Flight 897 crashes after takeoff from Lisbon Airport, killing 61.

1972 – In Ben Gurion Airport (at the time: Lod Airport), Israel, members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others.

1979 – Downeast Flight 46 crashes on approach to Knox County Regional Airport in Rockland, Maine, killing 17.

1998 – The 6.5 Mw  Afghanistan earthquake shook the Takhar Province of northern Afghanistan with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong), killing around 4,000–4,500.

1998 – Nuclear Testing: Pakistan conducts an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It is reported to be a plutonium device with yield of 20kt TNT equivalent. 

2003 – Depayin massacre: At least 70 people associated with the National League for Democracy are killed by government-sponsored mob in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi flees the scene, but is arrested soon afterwards.

2008 – TACA Flight 390 overshoots the runway at Toncontín International Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and crashes, killing five people.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 826 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 235 days.


[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1889 – Johnstown Flood: Over 2,200 people die after a dam fails and sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

1921 – The Tulsa race massacre kills at least 39, but other estimates of black fatalities vary from 55 to about 300.

1935 – A 7.7 Mw  earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan killing 40,000.

1970 – The 7.9 Mw  Ancash earthquake shakes Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe) and a landslide buries the town of Yungay, Peru. Between 66,794 and 70,000 were killed and 50,000 were injured.

1973 – Indian Airlines Flight 440 crashes near Indira Gandhi International Airport, killing 48.

1985 – United States–Canada tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.

2013 – A record breaking 2.6 mile wide tornado strikes El Reno, Oklahoma, United States, causing eight fatalities and over 150 injuries.

2017 – A car bomb explodes in a crowded intersection in Kabul near the German embassy during rush hour, killing over 90 and injuring 463.

2019 – A shooting occurs inside a municipal building at Virginia Beach, Virginia, leaving 13 people dead, including the shooter, and four others injured.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 827 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 236 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1941 – The Farhud, a massive pogrom in Iraq, starts and as a result, many Iraqi Jews are forced to leave their homes.

1943 – BOAC Flight 777 is shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German Junkers Ju 88s, killing British actor Leslie Howard and leading to speculation that it was actually an attempt to kill British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

1950 – The Chinchaga fire ignites. By September, it would become the largest single fire on record in North America.

1993 – Dobrinja mortar attack: Thirteen are killed and 133 wounded when Serb mortar shells are fired at a soccer game in Dobrinja, west of Sarajevo.

1999 – American Airlines Flight 1420 slides and crashes while landing at Little Rock National Airport, killing 11 people on a flight from Dallas to Little Rock.

2001 – Nepalese royal massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal shoots and kills several members of his family including his father and mother.

2001 – Dolphinarium discotheque massacre: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv.

2009 – Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew are killed.

2011 – A rare tornado outbreak occurs in New England; a strong EF3 tornado strikes Springfield, Massachusetts, during the event, killing four people.

2015 – A ship carrying 458 people capsizes in the Yangtze river in China's Hubei province, killing 400 people.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 828 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 237 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1780 – The anti-Catholic Gordon Riots in London leave an estimated 300 to 700 people dead.

1941 – World War II: German paratroopers murder Greek civilians in the villages of Kondomari and Alikianos.

1967 – Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran are brutally suppressed, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June.

1983 – After an emergency landing because of an in-flight fire, twenty-three passengers aboard Air Canada Flight 797 are killed when a flashover occurs as the plane's doors open. Because of this incident, numerous new safety regulations are put in place.

1990 – The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 66 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 829 days.

2023 –  More than 290 people are killed and over 1,100 others injured in a collision between three trains in Balasore, India. 

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 238 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1844 – The last pair of great auks is killed.

1941 – World War II: The Wehrmacht razes the Greek village of Kandanos to the ground and murders 180 of its inhabitants.

1962 – At Paris Orly Airport, Air France Flight 007 overruns the runway and explodes when the crew attempts to abort takeoff, killing 130.

1969 – Melbourne–Evans collision: off the coast of South Vietnam, the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne cuts the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Frank E. Evans in half; resulting in 74 deaths.

1973 – A Soviet supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 crashes near Goussainville, France, killing 14, the first crash of a supersonic passenger aircraft.

1979 – A blowout at the Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico causes at least 3,000,000 barrels (480,000 m3) of oil to be spilled into the waters, the second-worst accidental oil spill ever recorded.

1980 – The 1980 Grand Island tornado outbreak hits Nebraska, causing five deaths and $300 million (equivalent to $987 million in 2021) worth of damage.

1984 – Operation Blue Star, a military offensive, is launched by the Indian government at Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine for Sikhs, in Amritsar. The operation continues until June 6, with casualties, most of them civilians, in excess of 5,000.

1991 – Mount Unzen erupts in Kyūshū, Japan, killing 43 people, all of them either researchers or journalists.

1998 – After suffering a mechanical failure, a high speed train derails at Eschede, Germany, killing 101 people.

2012 – A plane carrying 153 people on board crashes in a residential neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, killing everyone on board and six people on the ground.

2013 – At least 119 people are killed in a fire at a poultry farm in Jilin Province in northeastern China.

2015 – An explosion at a gasoline station in Accra, Ghana, kills more than 200 people.

2017 – London Bridge attack: Eight people are murdered and dozens of civilians are wounded by Islamist terrorists. Three of the attackers are shot dead by the police.

2019 –  Khartoum massacre: In Sudan, over 100 people are killed when security forces accompanied by Janjaweed militiamen storm and open fire on a sit-in protest.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 830 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 239 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1939 – The Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 German Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Nazi concentration camps.

1967 – Seventy-two people are killed when a Canadair C-4 Argonaut crashes at Stockport in England.

1988 – Three cars on a train carrying hexogen to Kazakhstan explode in Arzamas, Gorky Oblast, USSR, killing 91 and injuring about 1,500.

1989 – The Tiananmen Square protests are  suppressed in Beijing by the People's Liberation Army, with between 241 and 10,000 dead (an unofficial estimate).

1989 – Ufa train disaster: A natural gas explosion near Ufa, Russia, kills 575 as two trains passing each other throw sparks near a leaky pipeline.

2022 –  At least 49 people are killed and over 400 wounded by an explosion and fire at a storage depot in Sitakunda, Bangladesh.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 831 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 240 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1941 – World War II: Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.

1946 – A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, kills 61 people.

1960 – The Lake Bodom murders occur in Finland.

1968 – Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.

1976 – The Teton Dam  in Idaho, United States, collapses. Eleven people are killed as a result of flooding.

1981 – The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that five people in Los Angeles, California, have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.

1983 – More than 100 people are killed when the Russian river cruise ship Aleksandr Suvorov collides with a girder of the Ulyanovsk Railway Bridge. 

1989 – The Tank Man halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

2001 – Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm causes $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the second costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.

2003 – A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50 °C (122 °F) in the region.

2009 – After 65 straight days of civil disobedience, at least 31 people are killed in clashes between security forces and indigenous people near Bagua, Peru.

2015 – An earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.0 strikes Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia, killing 18 people, including hikers and mountain guides on Mount Kinabalu, after mass landslides that occurred during the earthquake. This is the strongest earthquake to strike Malaysia since 1975.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 832 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 241 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1889 – The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle.

1971 – Soyuz 11 is launched. The mission ends in disaster when all three cosmonauts, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Patsayev are suffocated by uncontrolled decompression of the capsule during re-entry on 29 June.

1971 – Hughes Airwest Flight 706 collides with a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II of the United States Marine Corps over the San Gabriel Mountains, killing 50.

1994 – China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 crashes near Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, killing all 160 people on board.

2022 –  Gunmen have killed at least 50 church worshippers in Ondo state, south-west Nigeria.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 833 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 242 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1692 – Port Royal, Jamaica, is hit by a catastrophic earthquake; in just three minutes, 1,600 people are killed and 3,000 are seriously injured.

1832 – Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.

1917 – World War I: Battle of Messines: Allied soldiers detonate a series of mines underneath German trenches at Messines Ridge, killing 10,000 German troops.

1919 – Sette Giugno: Nationalist riots break out in Valletta, the capital of Malta. British soldiers fire into the crowd, killing four people.

1938 – Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Nationalist government creates the 1938 Yellow River flood to halt Japanese forces. Five hundred to nine hundred thousand civilians are killed.

1944 – World War II: The steamer Danae, carrying 350 Cretan Jews and 250 Cretan partisans, is sunk without survivors off the shore of Santorini.

1944 – World War II: Battle of Normandy: At Ardenne Abbey, members of the SS Division Hitlerjugend massacre 23 Canadian prisoners of war.

1962 – The Organisation Armée Secrète (OAS) sets fire to the University of Algiers library building, destroying about 500,000 books.

1989 – Surinam Airways Flight 764 crashes on approach to Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport in Suriname because of pilot error, killing 176 of 187 aboard.

1991 – Mount Pinatubo erupts, generating an ash column 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) high.

2017 – A Myanmar Air Force Shaanxi Y-8 crashes into the Andaman Sea near Dawei, Myanmar, killing all 122 aboard.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 834 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 243 days.


[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1783 – Laki, a volcano in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.

1953 – An F5 tornado hits Beecher, Michigan, killing 116, injuring 844, and destroying 340 homes.

1966 – Topeka, Kansas, is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita scale: The first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.

1967 – Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.

1972 – Vietnam War: Nine-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc is burned by napalm, an event captured by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut moments later while the young girl is seen running down a road, in what would become an iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo.

1982 – Bluff Cove Air Attacks during the Falklands War: Fifty-six British servicemen are killed by an Argentine air attack on two landing ships, RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram.

1982 – VASP Flight 168 crashes in Pacatuba, Ceará, Brazil, killing 128 people.

2001 – Mamoru Takuma kills eight and injures 15 in a mass stabbing at an elementary school in the Osaka Prefecture of Japan.

2007 – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of a trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.

2008 – At least 37 miners go missing after an explosion in a Ukrainian coal mine causes it to collapse.

2008 – At least seven people are killed and ten injured in a stabbing spree in Tokyo, Japan.

2014 – At least 28 people are killed in an  attack at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 835 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 244 days.


[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1944 – World War II: Ninety-nine civilians are hanged from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks.

1953 – The Flint–Worcester tornado outbreak sequence kills 94 people in Massachusetts.

1972 – Severe rainfall causes a dam in the Black Hills of South Dakota to burst, creating  a flood that kills 238 people and causes $160 million in damage.

1979 – The Ghost Train fire at Luna Park Sydney, Australia, kills seven.

1995 – Ansett New Zealand Flight 703 crashes into the Tararua Range during approach to Palmerston North Airport on the North Island of New Zealand, killing four.

2008 – Two bombs explode at a train station near Algiers, Algeria, killing at least 13 people.

2009 – An explosion kills 17 people and injures at least 46 at a hotel in Peshawar, Pakistan.

2010 – At least 40 people are killed and more than 70 wounded in a suicide bombing at a wedding party in Arghandab, Kandahar.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 836 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 245 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1786 – A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.

1838 – Myall Creek massacre: Twenty-eight Aboriginal Australians are murdered.

1886 – Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and burying the famous Pink and White Terraces. Eruptions continue for three months creating a large, 17 km long fissure across the mountain peak.

1942 – World War II: The Lidice massacre is perpetrated as a reprisal for the assassination of Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich.

1944 – World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia, Greece, 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.

2008 – Sudan Airways Flight 109 crashes at Khartoum International Airport, killing 30 people.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 837 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 246 days. 

2024 – A plane crash near Chikangawa, Malawi, kills nine people, including Vice President Saulos Chilima

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1937 – Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders.

1955 – Eighty-three spectators are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.

1956 – Start of Gal Oya riots, the first reported ethnic riots that target minority Sri Lankan Tamils in the Eastern Province. The total number of deaths is reportedly 150.

1963 – Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.

1964 – World War II veteran Walter Seifert attacks an elementary school in Cologne, Germany, killing at least eight children and two teachers and seriously injuring several more with a home-made flamethrower and a lance.

1981 – A magnitude 6.9 earthquake at Golbaf, Iran, kills at least 2,000.

2007 – Mudslides in Chittagong, Bangladesh, kill 130 people.

2012 – More than 80 people die in a landslide triggered by two earthquakes in Afghanistan; an entire village is buried.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 838 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 247 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1418 – Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War: Parisians slaughter sympathizers of Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, along with all prisoners, foreign bankers, and students and faculty of the College of Navarre.

1772 – French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne and 25 of his men killed by Māori in New Zealand.

1899 – New Richmond tornado: The eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.

1914 –  Massacre of Phocaea: Turkish irregulars slaughter 50 to 100 Greeks and expel thousands of others in an ethnic cleansing operation in the Ottoman Empire.

1921 – Mikhail Tukhachevsky orders the use of chemical weapons against the Tambov Rebellion, bringing an end to the peasant uprising.

1943 – The Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Brzeżany, Poland (now Berezhany, Ukraine). Around 1,180 Jews are led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot.

1988 – Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 46, a McDonnell Douglas MD-81, crashes short of the runway at Libertador General José de San Martín Airport, killing all 22 people on board.

1991 – Kokkadichcholai massacre: The Sri Lankan Army massacres 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village of Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa.

2014 – Between 1,095 and 1,700 Shia Iraqi people are killed in an attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Camp Speicher in Tikrit, Iraq. It's the second deadliest act of terrorism in history, only behind 9/11.

2016 – Forty-nine civilians are killed and 58 others injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the gunman, Omar Mateen, is killed in a gunfight with police.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 839 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 248 days.

2024 – A fire in a residential building in Kuwait City's suburb of Mangaf kills at least fifty people.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1881 – The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.

1886 – A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia.

1917 – World War I: The deadliest German air raid on London of the war is carried out by Gotha G.IV bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.

1952 – Catalina affair: A Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.

1990 – First day of the June 1990 Mineriad in Romania. At least 240 strikers and students are arrested or killed in the chaos ensuing from the first post-Ceaușescu elections.

1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.

1996 – Garuda Indonesia flight 865 crashes during takeoff from Fukuoka Airport, killing three people and injuring 170.

2012 – A series of bombings across Iraq, including Baghdad, Hillah and Kirkuk, kills at least 93 people and wounds over 300 others.

2021 – A gas explosion in Zhangwan district of Shiyan city, in Hubei province of China kills at least 12 people and wounds over 138 others.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 840 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 249 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December                                         


1959 – Dominican exiles depart from Cuba and land in the Dominican Republic to overthrow the totalitarian government of Rafael Trujillo. All but four are killed or executed.

1972 – Japan Airlines Flight 471 crashes on approach to Palam International Airport (now Indira Gandhi International Airport) in New Delhi, India, killing 82 of the 87 people on board and four more people on the ground.

1986 – The Mindbender derails and kills three riders at the Fantasyland (known today as Galaxyland) indoor amusement park at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta.

2014 – A Ukraine military Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down, killing all 49 people on board.

2017 – Grenfell Tower fire: A fire in a high-rise apartment building in North Kensington, London, UK, leaves 72 people dead and another 74 injured.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 841 days.

2023 – After a migrant boat sinks off the coast of Pylos, Greece, 82 bodies were recovered. Officials had acknowledged that over 500 people were "presumed dead." One hundred and four men were rescued.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 250 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December                                   


1896 – The deadliest tsunami in Japan's history kills more than 22,000 people.

1904 – A fire aboard the steamboat SS General Slocum in New York City's East River kills 1,000.

1937 – A German expedition led by Karl Wien loses sixteen members in an avalanche on Nanga Parbat. It is the worst single disaster to occur on an 8000m peak.

1972 – Cathay Pacific Flight 700Z is destroyed by a bomb over Pleiku, Vietnam (then South Vietnam) kills 81 people.

1991 – In the Philippines, Mount Pinatubo erupts in the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, killing over 800 people.

1996 – The Troubles: The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonates a powerful truck bomb in the middle of Manchester, England, devastating the city centre and injuring 200 people.

2013 – A bomb explodes on a bus in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing at least 25 people and wounding 22 others.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 841 days.

2023 –  In Canada, 15 people die after a bus collides with a semi-truck along the Trans-Canada Highway near Carberry, Manitoba.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 250 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1811 – Survivors of an attack the previous day by Tla-o-qui-aht on board the Pacific Fur Company's ship Tonquin, intentionally detonate a powder magazine on the ship,  destroying it and killing about 100 attackers.

1819 – A major earthquake strikes the Kutch district of western India, killing over 1,543 people and raising a 6 m high, 6 km wide, ridge, extending for at least 80 km, that was known as the Allah Bund ("Dam of God").

1883 – The  Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England, kills 183 children.

1944 – In a gross miscarriage of justice, George Junius Stinney Jr., age 14, becomes the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century after being convicted in a two-hour trial for the rape and murder of two teenage white girls.

1955 – In a futile effort to topple Argentine President Juan Perón, rogue aircraft pilots of the Argentine Navy drop several bombs  upon an unarmed crowd demonstrating in favor of Perón in Buenos Aires, killing 364 and injuring at least 800. At the same time on the ground, some soldiers attempt to stage a coup but are suppressed by loyal forces.

1958 – Imre Nagy, Pál Maléter and other leaders of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising are executed.

1976 – Soweto uprising: A non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa, turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd.

1997 – Fifty people are killed in the Daïat Labguer (M'sila) massacre in Algeria.

2013 – A multi-day cloudburst, centered on the North Indian state of Uttarakhand, causes devastating floods and landslides, becoming the country's worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 842 days.

2023 –In Uganda, the Allied Democratic Forces kill 42 people at a school in Mpondwe.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 251 days.


[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1862 – During the the Battle of St. Charles a Confederate fired what has been referred to as the deadliest shot of the war, striking the ironclad USS Mound City,, puncturing one of its steam drums, and filling the ship with scalding steam (depicted), killing 105 and wounding 25.

1929 – The town of Murchison, New Zealand Is rocked by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killing 17. At the time it was New Zealand's worst natural disaster.

1933 – Union Station massacre: In Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.

1940 – World War II: RMS Lancastria is attacked and sunk by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France. At least 3,000 are killed in Britain's worst maritime disaster.

1948 – United Airlines Flight 624, a Douglas DC-6, crashes near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, killing all 43 people on board.

1958 – The Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing, in the process of being built to connect Vancouver and North Vancouver (Canada), collapses into the Burrard Inlet killing 18 ironworkers and injuring others.

1967 – Nuclear weapons testing: China announces a successful test of its first thermonuclear weapon.

1987 – With the death of the last individual of the species, the dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.

1989 – Interflug Flight 102 crashes during a rejected takeoff from Berlin Schönefeld Airport, killing 21 people.

2015 – Nine people are killed in a mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

2017 – A series of wildfires in central Portugal kill at least 64 people and injure 204 others.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 843 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 252 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1953 – A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tachikawa, Japan, killing 129.

1972 – Staines air disaster: One hundred eighteen people are killed when a BEA H.S. Trident crashes two minutes after takeoff from London's Heathrow Airport.

1983 – Mona Mahmudnizhad, together with nine other women of the Baháʼí Faith, is sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran over her religious beliefs.

1984 – A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984–85 UK miners' strike.

1994 – The Troubles: Members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) attack a crowded pub  with assault rifles in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland. Six Catholic civilians are killed and five wounded. It was crowded with people watching the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

1998 – Propair Flight 420 crashes near Montréal–Mirabel International Airport in Quebec, Canada, killing 11.

2007 – The Charleston Sofa Super Store fire happened in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine firefighters.

2018 – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1  strikes northern Osaka. 

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 844 days.

2023 –  Five people die in a submersible implosion in the North Atlantic near the wreck of the Titanic. The expansive search and rescue mission and the connected media frenzy extend until debris belonging to the submersible is discovered on the ocean floor on June 22.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 253 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1718 – At least 73,000 people died in the 1718 Tongwei–Gansu earthquake due to landslides in the Qing dynasty.

1921 – The village of Knockcroghery, Ireland, was burned by British forces.

1987 – Basque separatist group ETA commits one of its most violent attacks, in which a bomb is set off in a supermarket, Hipercor, killing 21 and injuring 45.

2007 – The al-Khilani Mosque bombing in Baghdad leaves 78 people dead and another 218 injured.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 845 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 254 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1956 – A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.

1959 – A rare June hurricane strikes Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.

1964 – A Curtiss C-46 Commando crashes in the Shengang District of Taiwan, killing 57 people.

1973 – Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in what is known as the Ezeiza massacre. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.

1973 – Aeroméxico Flight 229 crashes on approach to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, killing all 27 people on board.

1979 – ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart is shot dead by a Nicaraguan National Guard soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle during the Nicaraguan Revolution. The murder is caught on tape and sparks an international outcry against the regime.

1990 – The 7.4 Mw  Manjil–Rudbar earthquake affects northern Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 35,000–50,000, and injuring 60,000–105,000.

1994 – The 1994 Imam Reza shrine bomb explosion in Iran leaves at least 25 dead and 70 to 300 injured.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 846 days.

2023 –  A riot in a women's prison near Tegucigalpa, Honduras, leaves at least 46 inmates dead.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 255 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1964 – Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, by members of the Ku Klux Klan.

2012 – A boat carrying more than 200 migrants capsizes in the Indian Ocean between the Indonesian island of Java and Christmas Island, killing 17 people and leaving 70 others missing.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 847 days.

2023 –  China barbecue restaurant explosion kills 31 after gas leak.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 256 days.


[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1839 – Cherokee leaders Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot are assassinated for signing the Treaty of New Echota, which had resulted in the Trail of Tears.

1893 – The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rams the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria which sinks taking 358 crew with her, including the fleet's commander, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.

1918 – The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.

1962 – Air France Flight 117 crashes on approach to Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport in Guadeloupe, killing 112 people.

1969 – The Cuyahoga River catches fire in Cleveland, Ohio, drawing national attention to water pollution, and spurring the passing of the Clean Water Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

2000 – Wuhan Airlines Flight 343 is struck by lightning and crashes into Wuhan's Hanyang District, killing 49 people.

2002 – An earthquake measuring 6.5 Mw strikes a region of northwestern Iran killing at least 261 people and injuring 1,300 others and eventually causing widespread public anger due to the slow official response.

2009 – A Washington D.C Metro train traveling southbound near Fort Totten station collides into another train waiting to enter the station. Nine people are killed in the collision (eight passengers and the train operator) and at least 80 others are injured.

2022 –  An earthquake measuring moment magnitude (Mw ) 6.2 struck the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan at 02:24. At least 1,543 people died and over 2,000 people were injured throughout Afghanistan and Pakistan, making it the deadliest earthquake in 2022 and the deadliest earthquake in Afghanistan since 1998.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 848 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 257 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                               January-March  /  July-September  /  October-December


1280 – The Spanish Reconquista: In the Battle of Moclín the Emirate of Granada ambush a superior pursuing force, killing most of them in a military disaster for the Kingdom of Castile.

1594 – The Action of Faial, Azores. The Portuguese carrack Cinco Chagas, loaded with slaves and treasure, is attacked and sunk by English ships with only 13 survivors out of over 700 on board.

1611 – The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again.

1973 – A fire at a house in Hull, England, which kills a six-year-old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by serial arsonist Peter Dinsdale.

1985 – A terrorist bomb explodes at Narita International Airport near Tokyo. An hour later, the same group detonates a second bomb aboard Air India Flight 182, bringing the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.

2001 – The 8.4 Mw  southern Peru earthquake shakes coastal Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami followed, leaving at least 74 people dead, and 2,687 injured.

2013 – Militants storm a high-altitude mountaineering base camp near Nanga Parbat in Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan, killing ten climbers and a local guide.

2017 – A series of terrorist attacks  take place in Pakistan, resulting in 96 deaths and wounding 200 others.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 849 days.

2023 –  The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza is ongoing for 258 days.

2024 –  More than 1,300 people died during Hajj, many of them after walking in the scorching heat.