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[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1033 – The Jordan Rift Valley earthquake destroys multiple cities across the Levant, triggers a tsunami and kills many.

1456 – The first of two earthquakes measuring Mw  7.2 strikes Italy, causing extreme destruction and killing upwards of 70,000 people.

1945 – Flight 19, a group of TBF Avengers, disappears in the Bermuda Triangle.

1952 – Beginning of the Great Smog in London. A cold fog combines with air pollution and brings the city to a standstill for four days. Later, a Ministry of Health report estimates 4,000 fatalities as a result of it.

1995 – Azerbaijan Airlines Flight 56 crashes near Nakhchivan International Airport in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, killing 52 people.

2005 – The 6.8 Mw  Lake Tanganyika earthquake shakes the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing six people.

2007 – Westroads Mall shooting: Nineteen-year-old Robert A. Hawkins kills nine people, including himself, with a WASR-10 at a Von Maur department store in Omaha, Nebraska.

2013 – Militants attack a Defense Ministry compound in Sana'a, Yemen, killing at least 56 people and injuring 200 others.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 285 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1910 – A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building, killing 21.

1942 – World War II: USS Grouper torpedoes Lisbon Maru,  not knowing that she is carrying British prisoners of war from Hong Kong.

1966 – West Coast Airlines Flight 956  crashes with no survivors in Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.

1987 – The 5.9 Mw  Whittier Narrows earthquake shakes the San Gabriel Valley with a Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing eight and injuring 200.

2001 – Militants attack the state legislature building in Kashmir, killing 38.

2012 – A ferry collision off the coast of Hong Kong kills 38 people and injures 102 others.

2014 – A series of explosions at a gunpowder plant in Bulgaria completely destroys the factory, killing 15 people.

2014 – A double bombing of an elementary school in Homs, Syria kills over 50 people.

2015 – A gunman kills nine people at a community college in Oregon.

2015 – Heavy rains trigger a major landslide in Guatemala, killing 280 people.

2015 – The American cargo vessel SS El Faro sinks with all of its 33 crew after steaming into the eyewall of Hurricane Joaquin.

2017 – Fifty-eight people are killed and 869 others injured in a mass shooting at a country music festival at the Las Vegas Strip in the United States; the gunman, Stephen Paddock, later commits suicide.

2019 – The Kuopio school stabbing: one dies and ten are injured when Joel Marin, armed with a sabre, attacks a school class at Savo Vocational College in Kuopio, Finland.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 220 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1864 – American Civil War: Confederates defeat a Union attack on Saltville, Virginia. A massacre of wounded Union prisoners ensues.

1937 – Rafael Trujillo orders the execution of Haitians living in the border region of the Dominican Republic.

1942 – World War II: Ocean Liner RMS Queen Mary accidentally rams and sinks HMS Curacoa, killing over 300 crewmen aboard Curacoa.

1968 – Mexican President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz orders soldiers to suppress a demonstration of unarmed students, ten days before the start of the 1968 Summer Olympics.

1970 – An aircraft carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado, killing 31 people.

1971 – British European Airways Flight 706 crashes near Aarsele, Belgium, killing 63.

1990 – Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 is hijacked and lands at Guangzhou, where it crashes into two other airliners on the ground, killing 132.

1992 – Military police storm the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil during a prison riot. The resulting massacre leaves 111 prisoners dead.

1996 – Aeroperú Flight 603 crashes into the ocean near Peru, killing all 70 people on board.

2002 – The Beltway sniper attacks begin in Washington, D.C., extending over three weeks and killing 10 people.

2006 – Five Amish girls are murdered in a shooting at a school in Pennsylvania, United States.

2016 – Ethiopian protests break out during a festival in the Oromia region, killing dozens of people.

2018 – The Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is assassinated in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

2019 – A privately-owned Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress conducting a living history exhibition flight crashes shortly after takeoff from Windsor Locks, Connecticut, killing seven.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 221 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1873 – Chief Kintpuash and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War of northern California.

1943 – World War II: German forces murder 92 civilians in Lingiades, Greece.

1946 – An American Overseas Airlines Douglas DC-4 crashes near Ernest Harmon Air Force Base in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, killing 39.

1981 – The hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.

1989 – A coup in Panama City is suppressed and 11 participants are executed.

1993 – An American attack against a warlord in Mogadishu fails; eighteen US soldiers and over 350 Somalis die.

2013 – At least 360 migrants are killed when their boat sinks near the Italian island of Lampedusa.

2015 – Forty-two people are killed and 33 go missing in the Kunduz hospital airstrike in Afghanistan.

2021 – Eight people are killed in an airplane crash near Milan, Italy.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 222 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1918 – World War I: An explosion kills more than 100 people and destroys a Shell Loading Plant in New Jersey.

1925 – S2, a Finnish Sokol class torpedo boat, sinks during a fierce storm near the coast of Pori in the Gulf of Bothnia, taking with it the whole crew of 53.

1960 – An airliner crashes on takeoff from Boston's Logan International Airport, killing 62 people.

1963 – Hurricane Flora kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti.

1992 – El Al Flight 1862 crashes into two apartment buildings in Amsterdam, killing 43 including 39 on the ground.

1993 – Battle of Mogadishu occurs killing 18 U.S. Special Forces, two UN Peacekeepers and at least 600 Somalian militia men and civilians.

2001 – Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 crashes after being struck by an errant Ukrainian missile. Seventy-eight people are killed.

2003 – The Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Israel kills twenty-one Israelis, both Jews and Arabs.

2010 – The Ajka plant accident in Hungary releases a million cubic metres of liquid alumina sludge, killing nine, injuring 122, and severely contaminating two major rivers.

2017 – Joint Nigerien-American Special Forces are ambushed by Islamic State militants outside the village of Tongo Tongo.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 223 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1838 – The Killough massacre in east Texas sees eighteen Texian settlers either killed or kidnapped.

1869 – The Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region in Canada.

1930 – British airship R101 crashes in France en route to India on its maiden voyage killing 48 people.

1943 – Ninety-eight American POWs are executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.

1974 – Bombs planted by the PIRA in pubs in Guildford kill four British soldiers and one civilian.

1982 – Tylenol products are recalled after bottles in Chicago laced with cyanide cause seven deaths.

1991 – An Indonesian Air Force C-130 crash crash kills 135 people.

1999 – The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.

2011 – In the Mekong River massacre, two Chinese cargo boats are hijacked and 13 crew members murdered.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 224 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1854 – In England the Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead leads to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.

1943 – World War II: Thirteen civilians are burnt alive by a paramilitary group in Crete during the Nazi occupation of Greece.

1976 – Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 is destroyed by two bombs, placed on board by an anti-Castro militant group.

1976 – Dozens are killed by the Thai army in the Thammasat University massacre.

1981 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is murdered  by Islamic extremists.

1981 – NLM CityHopper Flight 431 crashes in Moerdijk after taking off from Rotterdam The Hague Airport in the Netherlands, killing all 17 people on board.

1985 – Police constable Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.

2022 – An attack at a nursery in Nong Bua Lamphu province, Thailand, leaves 36 victims, mostly children, dead.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 225 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1961 – A Douglas Dakota IV operated by Derby Aviation (later renamed to British Midland International) crashes in Canigou, France, killing 34 people.

1985 – The Mameyes landslide kills almost 200 people in Puerto Rico.

1998 – Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming. He dies five days later.

2001 – The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground, starting the longest war in American history.

2016 – In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to over 800.

2022 – The Creeslough explosion occurred at an Applegreen petrol station in Creeslough, and killed ten people and left eight hospitalised, the region's most civilian casualties in decades.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 226 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1871Slash-and-burn land management, months of drought, and the passage of a strong cold front cause the Peshtigo Fire, the Great Chicago Fire and the Great Michigan Fires to break out.

1943 – World War II: Around 30 civilians are executed by Friedrich Schubert's paramilitary group in Kallikratis, Crete.

1952 – The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.

1990First Intifada: Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock.

2001 – A twin engine Cessna and a Scandinavian Airlines System jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy, killing 118 people.

2005 – The 7.6 Mw  Kashmir earthquake leaves 86,000–87,351 people dead, 69,000–75,266 injured, and 2.8 million homeless.

2016 – In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to nearly 900.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 227 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1740 – Dutch colonists and Javanese natives begin a massacre of the ethnic Chinese population in Batavia, eventually killing at least 10,000.

1790 – A severe earthquake in northern Algeria causes severe damage and a tsunami in the Mediterranean Sea and kills three thousand.

1799 – HMS Lutine sinks with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000.

1913 – The steamship SS Volturno catches fire in the mid-Atlantic.

1934 – An Ustashe assassin kills King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France, in Marseille.

1937 – Murder of 9 Catholic priests in Zhengding, China, who protected the local population from the advancing Japanese army.

1950 – The Goyang Geumjeong Cave massacre in Korea begins.

1963 – In Italy, a large landslide causes a giant wave to overtop the Vajont Dam, killing over 2,000.

1966 – Vietnam War: the Republic of Korea Army commits the Binh Tai Massacre.

1967 – A day after his capture, Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.

1983 – South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan survives an assassination attempt in Rangoon, Burma (present-day Yangon, Myanmar), but the blast kills 21 and injures 17 others.

1995 – An Amtrak Sunset Limited train is derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.

2006 – North Korea conducts its first nuclear test.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 228 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000–30,000 in the Caribbean.

1918 – RMS Leinster is torpedoed and sunk by UB-123, killing 564, the worst-ever on the Irish Sea.

1933 – A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation.

1957 – The Windscale fire results in Britain's worst nuclear accident.

1980 – The 7.1 Mw  El Asnam earthquake shakes northern Algeria, killing 2,633 and injuring 8,369.

1986 – A 5.7 Mw  San Salvador earthquake shakes El Salvador, killing 1,500.

1997 – Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 2553 crashes and explodes in Uruguay, killing 74.

1998 – A Lignes Aériennes Congolaises jetliner is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 41 people.

2015 – Twin bomb blasts in the Turkish capital Ankara kill 109 and injure 500+.

2018 – Hurricane Michael makes landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane. It kills 57 people in the United States, 45 in Florida, and causes an estimated $25.1 billion in damage.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 229 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1138 – A massive earthquake strikes Aleppo; it is one of the most destructive earthquakes ever.

1634 – The Burchardi flood kills around 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.

1649 – Cromwell's New Model Army sacks Wexford, killing over 2,000 Irish Confederate troops and 1,500 civilians.

1918 – The 7.1 Mw San Fermín earthquake shakes Puerto Rico. The quake and resulting tsunami kill up to 116 people.

1984 – Aeroflot Flight 3352 crashes into maintenance vehicles upon landing in Omsk, Russia, killing 178.

1987 – Start of Operation Pawan by Indian forces in Sri Lanka. Thousands of civilians, insurgents, soldiers die.

2002 – A bomb attack in a Myyrmanni shopping mall in Vantaa, Finland kills seven.

2013 – A migrant boat sinks in the Channel of Sicily, with at least 34 people drowning.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 230 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1654 – The Delft Explosion devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100 people.

1856 – An M 7.7–8.3 earthquake off the Greek island of Crete cause major damage as far as Egypt and Malta.

1915 – World War I: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium.

1918 – A massive forest fire kills 453 people in Minnesota.

1960 – Japan Socialist Party leader Inejiro Asanuma is stabbed to death during a live Television broadcast.

1962 – The Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities. There was at least U.S. $230 million in damages and 46 people died.

1967 – A bomb explodes on board Cyprus Airways Flight 284 while flying over the Mediterranean Sea, killing 66.

1979 – Typhoon Tip becomes the largest and most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded.

1984 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army fail to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. The bomb kills five people and wounds 31.

1988 – Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down execution-style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.

1992 – A 5.8 earthquake occurred in Cairo, Egypt. At least 510 died.

1997 – The Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria kills 43 people at a fake roadblock.

2000 – The USS Cole, a US Navy destroyer, is badly damaged by two al-Qaeda suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39.

2002 – Terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Bali, killing 202 and wounding over 300.

2013 – Fifty-one people are killed after a truck veers off a cliff in Peru.

2019 – Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall in Japan, killing 10 and forcing the evacuation of one million people.

2019 – The Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which is under construction, collapses, killing two and injuring 20.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 231 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1962 – The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Category 3 hurricane, with winds above 150 mph. Forty-six people die.

1972 – Aeroflot Flight 217 crashes outside Moscow, killing 174.

1972 – Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes mountains. Twenty-eight survive the crash. All but 16 succumb before rescue on December 23.

1993 – At least 60 people die in eastern Papua New Guinea when a series of earthquakes  rock the Finisterre Range, triggering massive landslides.

2013 – A stampede occurs in India during the Hindu festival Navratri, killing 115 and injuring more than 110.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 232 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1898 – The steam ship SS Mohegan  sinks near the Lizard peninsula, Cornwall, killing 106.

1913 – Senghenydd colliery disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, claims the lives of 439 miners.

1940 – World War II: The Balham underground station disaster kills sixty-six people during the London Blitz.

1957 – At least 81 people are killed in the most devastating flood in the history of the Spanish city of Valencia.

1962 – The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when an American reconnaissance aircraft takes photographs of Soviet ballistic missiles being installed in Cuba.

1973 – In the Thammasat student uprising, over 100,000 people protest in Thailand against the military government. Seventy-seven are killed and 857 are injured by soldiers.

1975 – An RAF Avro Vulcan bomber explodes and crashes over Żabbar, Malta after an aborted landing, killing five crew members and one person on the ground.

2004 – MK Airlines Flight 1602 crashes during takeoff from Halifax Stanfield International Airport, killing all seven people on board.

2014 – A snowstorm and avalanche in the Nepalese Himalayas triggered by the remnants of Cyclone Hudhud kills 43 people.

2015 – A suicide bomb attack in Pakistan kills at least seven people and injures 13 others.

2017 – A massive truck bombing in Somalia kills 358 people and injures more than 400 others.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 232 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1954 – Hurricane Hazel devastates the eastern seaboard of North America, killing 95 and causing massive floods as far north as Toronto.

1970 – During the construction of Australia's West Gate Bridge, a span of the bridge falls and kills 35 workers. The incident is the country's worst industrial accident to this day.

1987 – Aero Trasporti Italiani Flight 460 crashes near Conca di Crezzo, Italy, killing all 37 people on board.

2013 – The 7.2 Mw Bohol earthquake strikes the Philippines. At least 215 were killed.

2018 – 13-year-old American girl, Jayme Closs, is kidnapped from her Barron, Wisconsin home after her parents were both murdered.

2022  – Turkish mine explosion kills 28 and leaves dozens trapped

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 233 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 finishes after its sixth day, killing between 20,000 and 24,000 residents of the Lesser Antilles.

1964 – China detonates its first nuclear weapon.

1975 – Indonesian troops kill the Balibo Five, a group of Australian journalists, in Portuguese Timor.

1985 – The Finnish dry cargo ship MS Hanna-Marjut, on its way from Mariehamn to Naantali, sank in hard sea on the open water of Kihti between the Kökar and Sottunga islands of Åland, leading to the drowning of four people.

1991 – George Hennard runs amok in Killeen, Texas, killing 23 and wounding 20.

1996 – Eighty-four football fans die and 180 are injured in a massive crush at a match in Guatemala City.

2013 – Lao Airlines Flight 301  crashes on approach to Pakse International Airport in Laos, killing 49 people.

2022 – At least 20 killed and 14 injured in bus crash in Colombia

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 234 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1091 – London tornado: A tornado thought to be of strength T8/F4 strikes the heart of London.

1814 – Eight people die in the London Beer Flood.

1861 – Aboriginal Australians kill nineteen Europeans in the Cullin-la-ringo massacre.

1961 – Directed by their chief Maurice Papon, Paris police massacre scores of Algerian protesters.

1966 – The 23rd Street Fire in New York City kills 12 firefighters.

1970 – FLQ terrorists murder Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte

1988 – Uganda Airlines Flight 775 crashes at Rome–Fiumicino International Airport, in Rome, Italy, killing 33 people.

1989 – The 6.9 Mw Loma Prieta earthquake shakes the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Coast, killing 63.

1991 – 1991 Rudrapur bombings by Sikh separatists, who explode two bombs, during a Ramlila Hindu celebration in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, killing 41 people.

1992 – Having gone to the wrong house, Japanese student Yoshihiro Hattori is killed by the homeowner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1994 – Russian journalist Dmitry Kholodov is assassinated while investigating corruption in the armed forces.

2000 – The Hatfield rail crash leads to the collapse of Railtrack.

2001 – Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi becomes the first Israeli minister to be assassinated in a terrorist attack.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 235 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1356 – Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroys the town of Basel, Switzerland.

1540 – Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto's forces destroy the fortified town of Mabila in present-day Alabama, killing Tuskaloosa.

1977 – German Autumn: A set of events revolving around the kidnapping of Hanns Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of a Lufthansa flight by the Red Army Faction (RAF) comes to an end when Schleyer is murdered and various RAF members allegedly commit suicide.

1992 – Merpati Nustantara Airlines Flight 5601 crashes into Mount Papandayan near the town of Garut in West Java, Indonesia, killing 31.

2007 – Karachi bombing: A suicide attack on a motorcade carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto kills 139 and wounds 450 more. Bhutto herself is uninjured.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 236 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1921 – The Portuguese Prime Minister and several officials are murdered in the Bloody Night coup.

1943 – The cargo vessel Sinfra is attacked by Allied aircraft at Crete and sunk. Two thousand and ninety-eight Italian prisoners of war drown with it.

2001 – SIEV X, an Indonesian fishing boat en route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 migrants, sinks in international waters with the loss of 353 people.

2004 – Thirteen people are killed when Corporate Airlines Flight 5966 crashes in Adair County, Missouri, whilst on approach to Kirksville Regional Airport.

2005 – Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.

2012 – A bomb explosion kills eight people and injures 110 more in Lebanon.

2013 – One hundred and five people are injured in a train crash in Buenos Aires.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 237 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1941 – World War II: Thousands of civilians in German-occupied Serbia are murdered in the Kragujevac massacre.

1944 – Liquefied natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland and then explodes, leveling 30 blocks and killing 130 people.

1976 – The Luling–Destrehan Ferry MV George Prince is struck by the Norwegian freighter SS Frosta while crossing the Mississippi River in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Seventy-eight passengers and crew die, and only 18 people aboard the ferry survive.

1977 – A plane carrying the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in woodland in Mississippi, United States. Six people, including three band members, are killed.

1981 – Two police officers and a Brink's armored car guard are killed during an armed robbery carried out by members of the Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground in Nanuet, New York.

1982 – During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.

1986 – Aeroflot Flight 6502 crashes while landing at Kuibyshev Airport (now Kuromoch International Airport) in Kuibyshev (now present-day Samara, Russia), killing 70 people.

1991 – A 6.8 Mw earthquake strikes the Uttarkashi region of India, killing more than 1,000 people.

1991 – A massive firestorm breaks out in the hills of Oakland and Berkeley, California killing 25 people and destroying more than 3,000 homes, apartments and condominiums.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 238 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1907 – The 1907 Qaratog earthquake hits the borders of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, killing between 12,000 and 15,000 people.

1966 – A colliery spoil tip slips onto houses and a school in the village of Aberfan in Wales, killing 144 people, 116 of whom were schoolchildren.

1971 – A gas explosion kills 22 people at a shopping centre near Glasgow, Scotland.

1987 – The Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian peacekeeping forces in Sri Lanka, killing 70 Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.

1989 – In Honduras, 131 people are killed when a Boeing 727 crashes on approach to Toncontín International Airport near the nation's capital Tegucigalpa.

1994 – In Seoul, South Korea, 32 people are killed when a span of the Seongsu Bridge collapses.

2019 – Thirty people are killed in a fiery bus crash in western Democratic Republic of the Congo.

2021 – A shooting occurs on the set of the film Rust, in which actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop weapon which had been loaded, killing the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, and injuring director Joel Souza.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 239 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1877 – The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners.

1895 – In Paris an express train derails after overrunning the buffer stop, crossing almost 30 metres (100 ft) of concourse before crashing through a wall and falling 10 metres (33 ft) to the road below.

1941 – World War II: French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages are executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.

1943 – World War II: In the second firestorm raid on Germany, the RAF conducts an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.

1963 – A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.

1983 – Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.

1997 – Danish fugitive Steen Christensen kills two police officers, Chief Constable Eero Holsti and Senior Constable Antero Palo, in Ullanlinna, Helsinki, Finland during his prison escape.

2005 – Bellview Airlines Flight 210 crashes in Nigeria, killing all 117 people on board.

2007 – A raid on Anuradhapura Air Force Base is carried out by 21 Tamil Tiger commandos, with all except one dying in this attack. Eight Sri Lanka Air Force planes are destroyed and ten damaged.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 240 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1927 – The Imatra Cinema was destroyed in a fire in Tampere, Finland, during showing the 1924 film Wages of Virtue; 21 people died in the fire and almost 30 were injured.

1942 – All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard American Airlines Flight 28 are killed when it collides with a U.S. Army Air Force bomber near Palm Springs, California.

1956 – Secret police shoot several anti-communist protesters, igniting the Hungarian Revolution.

1958 – Canada's Springhill mining disaster kills seventy-five miners, while ninety-nine others are rescued.

1982 –A gunfight breaks out between police officers and members of a religious cult in Arizona. The shootout leaves two cultists dead and dozens of cultists and police officers injured.

1983 – Lebanese Civil War: The U.S. Marines Corps barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. military personnel. A French Army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops.

1989 – An explosion at the Houston Chemical Complex in Pasadena, Texas, which registered a 3.5 on the Richter magnitude scale, kills 23 and injures 314.

1993 – The Troubles: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians.

2002 – Second Chechen War: Chechen separatist terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.

2004 – A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata Prefecture in northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.

2007 – A storm causes the Mexican Kab 101 oil platform to collide with a wellhead, leading to the death and drowning of 22 people during rescue operations after evacuation of the platform.

2011 – A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.

2015 – The lowest sea-level pressure in the Western Hemisphere, and the highest reliably-measured non-tornadic sustained winds, are recorded in Hurricane Patricia, which strikes Mexico hours later, killing at least 13 and causing over $280 million in damages.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 241 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1871 – An estimated 17 to 22 Chinese immigrants are lynched in Los Angeles, California.

1902 – Guatemala's Santa María Volcano begins to erupt, becoming the third-largest eruption of the 20th century. Estimates are that 6,000 people died as a result of the eruption.

1947 – United Airlines Flight 608 crashes over the Bryce Canyon National Park killing all 52 passengers and crew onboard.

1956 – At the request of the Stalinist regime of Ernő Gerő, a massive Soviet force invades Budapest during the Hungarian Revolution. Imre Nagy is reinstalled as Prime Minister.

1960 – A ballistic missile explodes on the launch pad in the Soviet Union, killing over 100 people.

1963 – An oxygen leak from an R-9 Desna missile at the Baikonur Cosmodrome triggers a fire that kills seven people.

2005 – Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida, resulting in 35 direct and 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.

2015 – A driver crashes into the Oklahoma State Homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring 34.

2016 – A French surveillance aircraft flying to Libya crashes on takeoff in Malta, killing all five people on board.

2022 – Myanmar’s military kills 60 people, including musicians, in a devastating airstrike that targeted a concert held by a rebel faction.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 242 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1927 – The Italian luxury liner SS Principessa Mafalda sinks off the coast of Brazil, killing 314.

1944 – World War II: The USS Tang under Richard O'Kane (the top American submarine ace of the war) is sunk by the ship's own malfunctioning torpedo.

1968 – A Fairchild F-27 crashes into Moose Mountain while on approach to Lebanon Municipal Airport in Lebanon, New Hampshire, killing 32 people.

1983 – The United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his supporters are executed in a coup d'état.

1995 – A commuter train slams into a school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois, killing seven students.

1999 – A Learjet 35 crashes in Aberdeen, South Dakota, killing all six people on board, including PGA golfer Payne Stewart.

2009 – The October 2009 Baghdad bombings kill 155 and wound at least 721.

2010 – Mount Merapi in Indonesia begins a month-long series of violent eruptions that kill 353 people and cause the evacuation of another 350,000 people.

2010 – A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes off Indonesia's Mentawai Islands, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 400 people.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 243 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1859 – The Royal Charter Storm kills at least eight hundred people in the British Isles.

1956 – Hungarian Revolution: In the towns of Mosonmagyaróvár and Esztergom, Hungarian secret police forces massacre civilians. As rebel strongholds in Budapest hold, fighting spreads throughout the country.

1989 – China Airlines Flight 204 crashes after takeoff from Hualien Airport in Taiwan, killing all 54 people on board.

1995 – An avalanche hits the Icelandic village of Flateyri, destroying 29 homes and burying 45 people, and killing 20.

2002 – Approximately 50 Chechen terrorists and 150 hostages die when Russian special forces troops storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the terrorists during a musical performance three days before.

2003 – The Cedar Fire, the third-largest wildfire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km2), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.

2015 – A 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes in the Hindu Kush mountain range in South Asia, killing 399 people and leaving 2,536 people injured.

2017 – At a level crossing of the Hanko–Hyvinkää railway line, a passenger train collides with an off-road truck of the Nyland Brigade in Raseborg, Finland; four people die and 11 are injured.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 244 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1907 – Fifteen people are killed in Hungary when gendarmes opened fire on a crowd gathered at a church consecration.

1914 – World War I: The new British battleship HMS Audacious is sunk by a minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser Berlin.

1981 – Cold War: The Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.

1992 – United States Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is murdered by shipmate Terry M. Helvey for being gay, precipitating debate about gays in the military that results in the United States' "Don't ask, don't tell" military policy.

1999 – Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing the Prime Minister and seven others.

2018 – A gunman opens fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue killing 11 and injuring six, including four police officers.

2018 – Leicester City F.C. owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha dies in a helicopter crash along with four others after a Premier League match against West Ham United at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 245 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1707 – The 1707 Hōei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Japan.

1834 – The Pinjarra massacre occurs in the Swan River Colony. An estimated 30 Noongar people are killed by British colonists.

1891 – The Mino–Owari earthquake, the largest inland earthquake in Japan's history, occurs.

1949 – An Air France Lockheed Constellation crashes in the Azores, killing all 48 people on board.

1995 – The Baku Metro fire sees 289 people killed and 270 injured.

2009 – The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.

2013 – Five people are killed and 38 are injured after a car crashes into barriers at Tiananmen Square in China.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 246 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.

1941 – The Holocaust: In the Kaunas Ghetto, over 10,000 Jews are shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort, a massacre known as the "Great Action".

1948 – Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Safsaf massacre: Israeli soldiers capture the Palestinian village of Safsaf in the Galilee; afterwards, between 52 and 64 villagers are massacred by the IDF.

1953 – BCPA Flight 304 DC-6 crashes near San Francisco.

1960 – An airplane carrying the Cal Poly football team crashes on takeoff in Toledo, Ohio.

1998 – Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes landfall in Honduras.

1998 – The Gothenburg discothèque fire in Sweden kills 63 and injures 200.

1999 – A large cyclone devastates Odisha, India.

2002 – A fire destroys a luxurious department store in Ho Chi Minh City, where 1,500 people are shopping. More than 60 people die and over 100 are unaccounted for in the deadliest peacetime disaster in Vietnam.

2005 – Bombings in Delhi, India kill more than 60.

2008 – A pair of deadly earthquakes hits Baluchistan, Pakistan, killing 215.

2012 – Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast of the United States, killing 148 directly and 138 indirectly, while leaving nearly $70 billion in damages and causing major power outages.

2014 – A mud slide; the 2014 Badulla landslide, in south-central Sri Lanka, kills at least 16 people, and leaves hundreds of people missing.

2018 – A Boeing 737 MAX plane crashes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia killing 189 people on board.

2022 – At least 154 people are killed and more than 130 others are injured in a crowd crush  during Halloween festivities in Seoul, South Korea.

2022 – More than 100 people are killed and 300 others are injured by two car bombs in Mogadishu, Somalia.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 247 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1938 – Orson Welles broadcasts a radio adaptation of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing a massive panic in some of the audience in the United States.

1941 – Holocaust: Fifteen hundred Jews from Pidhaytsi are sent by Nazis to Bełżec extermination camp.

1944 – Holocaust: Anne and Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they die from disease the following year, shortly before the end of WWII.

1948 – A luzzu fishing boat overloaded with passengers capsizes and sinks in the Gozo Channel off Qala, Gozo, Malta, killing 23 of the 27 people on board.

1959 – Piedmont Airlines Flight 349 crashes on approach to Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport in Albemarle County, Virginia, killing 26 of the 27 on board.

1961 – The Soviet Union detonates the termonuclear Tsar Bomba, the most powerful explosive device ever detonated.

1975 – Forty-five people are killed when Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 450 crashes into Suchdol, Prague, while on approach to Prague Ruzyně Airport (now Václav Havel Airport Prague) in Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic).

2014 – Four people are killed when a Beechcraft Super King Air crashes at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita, Kansas.

2015 – Sixty-four people are killed and more than 147 injuries after a fire in a nightclub in the Romanian capital Bucharest.

2020 – A magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, triggering a tsunami. At least 119 people die mainly due to collapsed buildings.

2022 – At least 141 people dead after a footbridge collapses in India’s Gujarat state.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 248 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1895 – The strongest earthquake in the Midwestern United States since 1812 strikes near Charleston, Missouri, causing damage and killing at least two.

1903 – The Purdue Wreck, a railroad train collision in Indianapolis, kills 17 people, including 14 players of the Purdue University football team.

1941 – World War II: The destroyer USS Reuben James is torpedoed by a German U-boat near Iceland, killing more than 100 U.S. Navy sailors. It is the first U.S. Navy vessel sunk by enemy action in WWII.

1963 – 1963 Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum gas explosion: A gas explosion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum in Indianapolis kills 81 people and injures another 400 during an ice show.

1979 – Western Airlines Flight 2605 crashes on landing in Mexico City, killing 73 people.

1984 – Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two Sikh security guards. Riots break out in New Delhi and other cities and around 3,000 Sikhs are killed.

1994 – American Eagle Flight 4184 crashes near Roselawn, Indiana killing all 68 people on board.

1996 – TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais Flight 402 crashes in São Paulo, Brazil, killing 99 people.

1999 – EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean near Nantucket, killing all 217 people on board.

2000 – Singapore Airlines Flight 006 crashes on takeoff from Taipei, killing 83.

2014 – During a test flight, the VSS Enterprise, a Virgin Galactic experimental spaceflight test vehicle, suffers a catastrophic in-flight breakup and crashes in the Mojave Desert, California.

2015 – Metrojet Flight 9268 is bombed over the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board.

2017 – A truck drives into a crowd in Lower Manhattan, New York City, killing eight people.

2022 –  Tropical storm Nalgae: 98 dead in one of most destructive storms to hit Philippines this year.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 249 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1570 – The All Saints' Flood devastates the Dutch coast.

1755 – In Portugal, Lisbon is totally devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing between 60,000 and 90,000 people.

1937 – Stalinists execute Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community.

1949 – All 55 people on board Eastern Air Lines Flight 537 are killed when the Douglas DC-4 operating the flight collides in mid-air with a Bolivian Air Force Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft over Alexandria, Virginia.

1951 – Operation Buster–Jangle: Six thousand five hundred United States Army soldiers are exposed to 'Desert Rock' atomic explosions for training purposes in Nevada. Participation is not voluntary.

1952 – Nuclear weapons testing: The United States successfully detonates Ivy Mike, the first thermonuclear device, at the Eniwetok atoll. The explosion had a yield of ten megatons TNT equivalent.

1955 – The bombing of United Airlines Flight 629 occurs near Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and five crew members aboard the Douglas DC-6B airliner.

1956 – The Springhill mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia kills 39 miners; 88 are rescued.

1970 – Club Cinq-Sept fire in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France kills 146 young people.

1984 – After the assassination of Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India on 31 October 1984, by two of her Sikh bodyguards, anti-Sikh riots erupt.

2012 – A fuel tank truck crashes and explodes in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, killing 26 people and injuring 135.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 250 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1882 – The great fire destroys a large part of Oulu's city center in Oulu Province, Finland.

1988 – LOT Polish Airlines Flight 703 crashes in Białobrzegi, Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland, killing one person and injuring several more.

1999 – Honolulu shootings: In the worst mass murder in the history of Hawaii, a gunman shoots at eight people in his workplace, killing seven.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 251 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1943 – World War II: Five hundred aircraft of the U.S. 8th Air Force devastate Wilhelmshaven harbor in Germany.

1950 – Air India Flight 245 crashes into Mont Blanc, while on approach to Geneva Airport, killing all 48 people on board.

1956 – Suez Crisis: The Khan Yunis killings by the Israel Defense Forces in Egyptian-controlled Gaza result in the deaths of 275 Palestinians.

1979 – Greensboro massacre: Five members of the Communist Workers Party are shot dead and seven are wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.

1982 – The Salang Tunnel fire in Afghanistan by kills 150–2000 people.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 252 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1956 – Soviet troops enter Hungary to end the Hungarian revolution against the Soviet Union that started on October 23. Thousands are killed, more are wounded, and nearly a quarter million leave the country.

1966 – The Arno River floods  Florence, Italy, to a maximum depth of 6.7 m (22 ft), leaving thousands homeless and destroying millions of masterpieces of art and rare books. Venice is also submerged on the same day at its record all-time acqua alta of 194 cm (76 in).

1967 – Iberia Flight 062 crashes in Blackdown, West Sussex, killing all 37 people on board including British actress June Thorburn.

1979 – Iran hostage crisis:A group of Iranian college students overruns the U.S. embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages.

1980 – Ronald Reagan is elected as the 40th President of the United States, defeating incumbent Jimmy Carter.

1993 – China Airlines Flight 605, a brand-new 747-400, overruns the runway at Kai Tak Airport.

1995 – Israel-Palestinian conflict: Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extremist Israeli.

2010 – Aero Caribbean Flight 883 crashes into Guasimal, Sancti Spíritus; all 68 passengers and crew are killed.

2015 – A cargo plane crashes shortly after takeoff from Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan, killing at least 37 people.

2015 – A building collapses in the Pakistani city of Lahore resulting in at least 45 deaths and at least 100 injuries.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 253 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1916 – The Everett massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between the Industrial Workers of the World organizers and local police.

1940 – World War II: The British armed merchant cruiser HMS Jervis Bay  is sunk by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer.

2009 – U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan murders 13 and wounds 32 at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. military installation.

2015 – An iron ore tailings dam bursts in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, flooding a valley, causing mudslides in the nearby village of Bento Rodrigues and causing at least 17 deaths and two missing.

2017 – Devin Patrick Kelley kills 26 and injures 22 in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 254 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

447 – A powerful earthquake destroys large portions of the Walls of Constantinople, including 57 towers.

1971 – The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.

1977 – The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39.

1986 – Sumburgh disaster: A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 21⁄2 miles east of Sumburgh Airport killing 45 people. It is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record.

1988 – 1988 Lancang–Gengma earthquakes: At least 938 are killed after two powerful earthquakes rock the China–Myanmar border in Yunnan Province.

2002 – A Fokker 50 crashes near Luxembourg Airport, killing 20 and injuring three. Amongst the passengers killed on the flight was artist Michel Majerus.

2004 – An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing seven and injuring 150.

2022 –  An aircraft crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania, killing 19 of the 43 people onboard

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 255 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1907 – Jesús García saves the entire town of Nacozari de García by driving a burning train full of dynamite six kilometres (3.7 miles) away before it can explode.

1913 – The first day of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913, a massive blizzard that ultimately killed 250 and caused over $5 million (about $118,098,000 in 2013 dollars) damage. Winds reach hurricane force on this date.

1916 – Boston Elevated Railway Company's streetcar No. 393 smashes through the warning gates of the open Summer Street drawbridge in Boston, Massachusetts, plunging into the frigid waters of Fort Point Channel, killing 46 people.

1918 – The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.

1941 – World War II: Soviet hospital ship Armenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.

1996 – ADC Airlines Flight 086 crashes on approach to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, in Lagos, Nigeria, killing all 144 people on board.

2007 – The Jokela school shooting in Jokela, Tuusula, Finland, takes place, resulting in the death of nine people.

2012 – An earthquake off the Pacific coast of Guatemala kills at least 52 people.

2017 – Shamshad TV is attacked by armed gunmen and suicide bombers, with a security guard killed and 20 people wounded; ISIS claims responsibility for the attack.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 256 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1520 – Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people mostly noblemen.

1957 – Pan Am Flight 7 disappears between San Francisco and Honolulu. Wreckage and bodies are discovered a week later.

1963 – Finnair's Aero Flight 217 crashes near Mariehamn Airport in Jomala, Åland, killing 22 people.

1965 – American Airlines Flight 383 crashes in Constance, Kentucky, killing 58.

1981 – Aeroméxico Flight 110 crashes near Zihuatanejo, Mexico, killing all 18 people on board.

1983 – TAAG Angola Airlines Flight 462 crashes after takeoff from Lubango Airport killing all 130 people on board. UNITA claims to have shot down the aircraft, though this is disputed.

1987 – Remembrance Day bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb explodes in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland during a ceremony honouring those who had died in wars involving British forces. Twelve people are killed and sixty-three wounded.

1988 – U.S. Vice President George H. W. Bush is elected as the 41st president.

2013 – Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, strikes the Visayas region of the Philippines; the storm left at least 6,340 people dead with over 1,000 still missing, and caused $2.86 billion (2013 USD) in damage.

2016 – Donald Trump is elected the 45th President of the United States, defeating Hillary Clinton, the first woman ever to receive a major party's nomination.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 257 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1520 – More than 50 people are sentenced and executed in the Stockholm Bloodbath.

1872 – The Great Boston Fire of 1872.

1913 – The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, reaches its greatest intensity after beginning two days earlier. The storm destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people.

1938 – Kristallnacht: the 1938 national pogrom instigated by the Nazis, using the excuse of the death from gunshot wounds of the Nazi German diplomat Ernst vom Rath, fired by Herschel Grynszpan.

1963 – At Miike coal mine, Miike, Japan, an explosion kills 458, and hospitalises 839 with carbon monoxide poisoning.

1993 – Stari Most, the "old bridge" in the Bosnian city of Mostar, built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing by Croat forces during the Croat–Bosniak War.

1999 – TAESA Flight 725 crashes after takeoff from Uruapan International Airport in Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico, killing all 18 people on board.

2005 – Suicide bombers attack three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.

2012 – A train carrying liquid fuel crashes and bursts into flames in northern Myanmar, killing 27 people and injuring 80 others.

2012 – At least 27 people are killed and dozens are wounded in conflicts between inmates and guards at Welikada prison in Colombo.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 258 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1599 – Åbo Bloodbath: Fourteen gentries who opposed Duke Charles were decapitated in the Old Great Square of Turku (Swedish: Åbo) for their involvement in the power struggle between King Sigismund and Duke Charles and the related peasant revolt known as the Cudgel War.

1847 – The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction of the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.

1940 – The 1940 Vrancea earthquake strikes Romania killing an estimated 1,000 and injuring approximately 4,000 more.

1944 – The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood explodes at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands, killing at least 432 and wounding 371.

1946 – A magnitude 6.9 earthquake in the Peruvian Andes mountains kills at least 1,400 people.

1971 – In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack the city of Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging nine aircraft.

1971 – A Merpati Nusantara Airlines Vickers Viscoun crashes into the Indian Ocean near Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, killing all 69 people on board.

1975 – The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.

1979 – A 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derails in Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto, causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history and one of the largest in North American history.

2002 – Veteran's Day Weekend Tornado Outbreak: A tornado outbreak stretching from Northern Ohio to the Gulf Coast, one of the largest outbreaks recorded in November. The strongest tornado, an F4, hits Van Wert, Ohio, during the early to mid afternoon and destroys a movie theater, which had been evacuated.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 259 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1778 – Cherry Valley massacre: Loyalists and Seneca Indian forces attack a fort and village in eastern New York during the American Revolutionary War, killing more than forty civilians and soldiers.

1831 – In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.

1887 – August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer and George Engel are executed as a result of the Haymarket affair.

1919 – The Industrial Workers of the World attack an Armistice Day parade in Centralia, Washington, ultimately resulting in the deaths of five people.

1961 – Thirteen Italian Air Force servicemen, deployed to the Congo as a part of the UN peacekeeping force, are massacred by a mob in Kindu.

1965 – United Airlines Flight 227 crashes at Salt Lake City International Airport, killing 43.

1977 – A munitions explosion at a train station in Iri, South Korea kills at least 56 people.

2000 – Kaprun disaster: One hundred fifty-five skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel in Kaprun, Austria.

2002 – A Fokker F27 Friendship operating as Laoag International Airlines Flight 585 crashes into Manila Bay shortly after takeoff from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, killing 19 people.

2011 – A helicopter crash just outside Mexico City kills seven, including Francisco Blake Mora the Secretary of the Interior of Mexico.

2012 – A strong earthquake with the magnitude 6.8 hits northern Burma, killing at least 26 people.

2014 – Fifty-eight people are killed in a bus crash in the Sukkur District in southern Pakistan's Sindh province.

2020 – Typhoon Vamco makes landfall in Luzon and several offshore islands, killing 67 people. The storm causes the worst floods in the region since Typhoon Ketsana in 2009.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 260 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1912 – The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

1928 – SS Vestris  sinks approximately 200 miles (320 km) off Hampton Roads, Virginia, killing at least 110 passengers, mostly women and children who die after the vessel is abandoned.

1961 – Terry Jo Duperrault is the sole survivor of a series of brutal murders aboard the ketch Bluebelle.

1970 – The 1970 Bhola cyclonemakes landfall on the coast of East Pakistan, becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone in history.

1977 – France conducts the Oreste nuclear test as 14th in the group of 29, 1975–78 French nuclear tests series.

1991 – Santa Cruz massacre: The Indonesian Army open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.

1996 – A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 and a Kazakh Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane collide in mid-air near New Delhi, killing 349 in the deadliest mid-air collision to date.

1999 – The Düzce earthquake shakes northwestern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 845 people are killed and almost 5,000 are injured.

2001 – In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 en route to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

2003 – Iraq War: In Nasiriyah, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.

2011 – A blast in Iran's Shahid Modarres missile base leads to the death of 17 of the Revolutionary Guards members, including Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam, a key figure in Iran's missile program.

2015 – Two suicide bombers detonate explosives in Bourj el-Barajneh, Beirut, killing 43 people and injuring over 200 others.

2017 – The 7.3 Mw  Kermanshah earthquake shakes the northern Iran–Iraq border with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). At least 410 people are killed and over 7,000 are injured.

2022 –Six people are killed in a mid-air collision at an air show in Dallas, United States.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 261 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1002 – English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice's Day massacre.

1887 – Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.

1901 – The 1901 Caister lifeboat disaster.

1966 – All Nippon Airways Flight 533 crashes into the Seto Inland Sea near Matsuyama Airport in Japan, killing 50 people.

1970 – Bhola cyclone: A 240 km/h (150 mph) tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night.

1990 – In Aramoana, New Zealand, David Gray shoots dead 13 people in a massacre before being tracked down and killed by police the next day.

1993 – China Northern Airlines Flight 6901 crashes on approach to Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport in Ürümqi, China, killing 12 people.

1995 – A truck-bomb explodes outside of a US-operated Saudi Arabian National Guard training center in Riyadh, killing five Americans and two Indians. A group called the Islamic Movement for Change claims responsibility.

1995 – Nigeria Airways Flight 357 crashes at Kaduna International Airport in Kaduna, Nigeria, killing 11 people and injuring 66.

2002 – During the Prestige oil spill, a storm bursts a tank of the oil tanker MV Prestige, which was not allowed to dock and sank on November 19, 2002, off the coast of Galicia, spilling 63,000 metric tons of heavy fuel oil, more than the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

2015 – Islamic State operatives carry out a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris, including suicide bombings, mass shootings and a hostage crisis. The terrorists kill 130 people, making it the deadliest attack in France since the Second World War.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 262 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1940 – World War II: In England, Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed.

1941 – World War II: German troops, aided by local auxiliaries, murder nine thousand residents of the Słonim Ghetto in a single day.

1970 – Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing 75, including almost all of the Marshall University football team.

1978 – France conducts the Aphrodite nuclear test as 25th in the group of 29 1975–78 French nuclear tests.

1992 – In poor conditions caused by Cyclone Forrest, Vietnam Airlines Flight 474 crashes near Nha Trang, killing 30.

2001 – A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes a remote part of the Tibetan plateau. It has the longest known surface rupture recorded on land (~400 km) and is the best documented example of a supershear earthquake.

2016 – A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Kaikoura, New Zealand, at a depth of 15 km (9 miles), resulting in the deaths of two people.

2017 – A gunman kills four people and injures 12 others during a shooting spree across Rancho Tehama, California. He had earlier murdered his wife in their home.

2019 – A mass shooting occurs at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, resulting in three deaths, including that of the perpetrator, and three injuries.

2022 – At least six people are killed and 81 others injured in a bombing in Istanbul, Turkey.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 263 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1922 – At least 300 are massacred during a general strike in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

1966 – Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Dallgow-Döberitz, East Germany, killing all three people on board.

1978 – A chartered Douglas DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183.

1994 – A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits the central Philippine island of Mindoro, killing 78 people, injuring 430 and triggering a tsunami up to 8.5 m (28 ft) high.

2000 – A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola, killing more than 40 people.

2003 – The first day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings, in which two car bombs, targeting two synagogues, explode, kill 25 people and wound 300 more.

2007 – Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people and destroying parts of the world's largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 264 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1491 – An auto-da-fé, held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the public execution of several Jewish and converso suspects.

1944 – World War II: In support of the Battle of Hürtgen Forest, the town of Düren is destroyed by Allied aircraft.

1989 – El Salvadoran army troops kill six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 265 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1939 – Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. All Czech universities are shut down and more than 1,200 students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students' Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.

1973 – The Athens Polytechnic uprising against the military regime ends in a bloodshed in the Greek capital.

1990 – Fugendake, part of the Mount Unzen volcanic complex, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, becomes active again and erupts.

1997 – In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by six Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre.

2000 – A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills seven, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.

2012 – At least 50 schoolchildren are killed in an accident at a railway crossing near Manfalut, Egypt.

2013 – Fifty people are killed when Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 crashes at Kazan Airport, Russia.

2013 – A rare late-season tornado outbreak strikes the Midwest. Illinois and Indiana are most affected with tornado reports as far north as lower Michigan. In all around six dozen tornadoes touch down in approximately an 11-hour time period, including seven EF3 and two EF4 tornadoes.

2019 – The first known case of COVID-19 is traced to a 55-year-old man who had visited a market in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 266 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1421 – St Elizabeth's flood: A dike in the Grote Hollandse Waard in the Netherlands breaks, killing about 10,000 people.

1867 – An earthquake strikes the Virgin Islands, triggering the largest tsunami witnessed in the Caribbean and killing dozens.

1909 – Two United States warships are sent to Nicaragua after 500 revolutionaries (including two Americans) are executed by order of José Santos Zelaya.

1929 – Grand Banks earthquake: Off the south coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean, a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake, centered on the Grand Banks, breaks 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggers a tsunami that destroys many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula.

1949 – The Iva Valley Shooting occurs after the coal miners of Enugu in Nigeria go on strike over withheld wages; 21 miners are shot dead and 51 are wounded by police under the supervision of the British colonial administration of Nigeria.

1978 – In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones leads his Peoples Temple to a mass murder–suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children.

1987 – King's Cross fire: In London, 31 people die in a fire at the city's busiest underground station, King's Cross St Pancras.

1991 – After an 87-day siege, the Croatian city of Vukovar capitulates to the besieging Yugoslav People's Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces.

1999 – At Texas A&M University, the Aggie Bonfire collapses killing 12 students and injuring 27 others.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 267 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1911 – The Doom Bar in Cornwall claims two ships, Island Maid and Angele, the latter killing the entire crew except the captain.

1941 – World War II: Battle between HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran. The two ships sink each other off the coast of Western Australia, with the loss of 645 Australians and about 77 German seamen.

1943 – Holocaust: Nazis liquidate Janowska concentration camp in Lemberg (Lviv), western Ukraine, murdering at least 6,000 Jews after a failed uprising and mass escape attempt.

1977 – TAP Air Portugal Flight 425 crashes in the Madeira Islands, killing 131.

1984 – San Juanico disaster: A series of explosions at the Pemex petroleum storage facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec in Mexico City starts a major fire and kills about 500 people.

1996 – A Beechcraft 1900 and a Beechcraft King Air collide at Quincy Regional Airport in Quincy, Illinois, killing 14.

2002 – The Greek oil tanker Prestige  splits in half and sinks off the coast of Galicia, releasing over 76,000 m3 (20 million US gal) of oil in the largest environmental disaster in Spanish and Portuguese history.

2010 – The first of four explosions takes place at the Pike River Mine in New Zealand. Twenty-nine people are killed in the nation's worst mining disaster since 1914.

2013 – A double suicide bombing at the Iranian embassy in Beirut kills 23 people and injures 160 others.

2022 – A gunman kills five and injures 17 at Club Q, a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 269 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1820 – An 80-ton sperm whale attacks and sinks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 3,200 kilometres (2,000 mi) from the western coast of South America. (Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick was in part inspired by this incident.)

‘1968 – A total of 78 miners are killed in an explosion at the Consolidated Coal Company's No. 9 mine in Farmington, West Virginia in the Farmington Mine disaster.

1974 – The first fatal crash of a Boeing 747 occurs when Lufthansa Flight 540 crashes while attempting to takeoff from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, killing 59 out of the 157 people on board.

1979 – Grand Mosque seizure: About 200 Sunni Muslims revolt in Saudi Arabia at the site of the Kaaba in Mecca during the pilgrimage and take about 6000 hostages. The Saudi government receives help from Pakistani special forces to put down the uprising.

1993 – Macedonia's deadliest aviation disaster occurs when Avioimpex Flight 110, a Yakovlev Yak-42, crashes near Ohrid, killing all 116 people on board.

1996 – A fire breaks out in an office building in Hong Kong, killing 41 people and injuring 81.

2003 – After the November 15 bombings, a second day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings occurs in Istanbul, Turkey, destroying the Turkish head office of HSBC Bank AS and the British consulate.

2015 – Following a hostage siege, at least 19 people are killed in Bamako, Mali.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 270 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1916 – Mines from SM U-73 sink HMHS Britannic, the largest ship lost in the First World War.

1918 – A pogrom takes place in Lwów (now Lviv); over three days, at least 50 Jews and 270 Ukrainian Christians are killed by Poles.

1920 – Irish War of Independence: On "Bloody Sunday" in Dublin, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) assassinated a group of British Intelligence agents, and British forces killed 14 civilians at a Gaelic football match at Croke Park.

1927 – Columbine Mine massacre: Striking coal miners are allegedly attacked with machine guns by a detachment of state police dressed in civilian clothes.

1950 – Two Canadian National Railway trains collide in northeastern British Columbia in the Canoe River train crash; the death toll is 21, with 17 of them Canadian troops bound for Korea.

1974 – The Birmingham pub bombings kill 21 people. The Birmingham Six are sentenced to life in prison for the crime but subsequently acquitted.

1980 – A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Paradise, Nevada (now Bally's Las Vegas). Eighty-five people are killed and more than 650 are injured in the worst disaster in Nevada history.

1990 – Bangkok Airways Flight 125 crashes on approach to Samui Airport, killing 38.

1992 – A major tornado strikes the Houston, Texas area during the afternoon. Over the next two days the largest  tornado outbreak ever to occur in the US during November spawns over 100 tornadoes.

1996 – Humberto Vidal explosion: Thirty-three people die when a Humberto Vidal shoe shop in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico explodes.

2004 – Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island sustains the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth. In neighboring Guadeloupe, one person is killed.

2009 – A mine explosion in Heilongjiang, China kills 108.

2012 – At least 28 are wounded after a bomb is thrown onto a bus in Tel Aviv.

2013 – Fifty-four people are killed when the roof of a shopping center collapses in Riga, Latvia.

2014 – A stampede in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe caused by the police firing tear gas kills at least eleven people and injures 40 others.

2021 – An SUV plows through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing six and injuring 62.

2022 – An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java kills at least 334 people and injures more than 1,000 others.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 271 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1873 – The French steamer SS Ville du Havre sinks in 12 minutes after colliding with the Scottish iron clipper Loch Earn in the Atlantic, with a loss of 226 lives.

1955 – The Soviet Union launches RDS-37, a 1.6 megaton two stage hydrogen bomb designed by Andrei Sakharov. The bomb was dropped over Semipalatinsk.

1963 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald, who also kills Dallas Police officer J. D. Tippit after fleeing the scene. U.S Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States afterwards.

1963 – Five Indian generals are killed in a fatal helicopter crash, due to collision with two parallel lines of telegraph cables.

1971 – In Britain's worst mountaineering tragedy, the Cairngorm Plateau Disaster, five children and one of their leaders are found dead from exposure in the Scottish mountains.

1995 – The 7.3 Mw  Gulf of Aqaba earthquake shakes the Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia region with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing eight and injuring 30, and generating a non-destructive tsunami.

2002 – In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.

2012 – Ceasefire begins between Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Israel after eight days of violence and 150 deaths.

2015 – A landslide in Hpakant, Kachin State, northern Myanmar kills at least 116 people near a jade mine, with around 100 more missing.

2022 – A shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia leaves 7 workers dead, including the shooter, and 4 others injured.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 272 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1946 – French naval bombardment of Hai Phong, Vietnam, kills thousands of civilians.

1974 – Sixty Ethiopian politicians, aristocrats, military officers, and other persons are executed by the provisional military government.

1978 – A Cyclone kills about 1,000 people in eastern Sri Lanka.

1980 – The 6.9 Mw  Irpinia earthquake shakes southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 2,483–4,900, and injuring 7,700–8,934.

1985 – Gunmen hijack EgyptAir Flight 648 en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the aircraft, but 60 people die in the raid.

1996 – Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 is hijacked, then crashes into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 125.

2006 – A series of bombings kills at least 215 people and injures 257 others in Sadr City, making it the second deadliest sectarian attack since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003.

2009 – The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Philippines; 58 opponents of Andal Ampatuan Jr. are kidnapped and killed.

2019 – The last Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia, Imam, dies, making the species officially extinct in the country.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 273 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1248 – An overnight landslide on the north side of Mont Granier, one of the largest historical rockslope failures ever recorded in Europe, destroys five villages.

1917 – In Milwaukee, nine members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb, the most deaths in a single event in U.S. police history until the September 11 attacks in 2001.

1922 – Nine Irish Republican Army members are executed by an Irish Free State firing squad. Among them is author Erskine Childers, who had been arrested for illegally carrying a revolver.

1943 – World War II: At the battle of Makin the USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men.

966 – Bulgarian TABSO Flight 101 crashes near Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, killing all 82 people on board.

1976 – The Çaldıran–Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people.

1992 – China Southern Airlines Flight 3943 crashes on approach to Guilin Qifengling Airport in Guilin, China, killing all 141 people on board.

2012 – A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills at least 112 people.

2015 – A terrorist attack on a hotel in Al-Arish, Egypt, kills at least seven people and injures 12 others.

2015 – An explosion on a bus carrying Tunisian Presidential Guard personnel in Tunisia's capital Tunis leaves at least 14 people dead.

2022 – A deadly fire in Ürümqi escalates ongoing protests across China in response to the government's zero-COVID policy.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 274 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1120 – The White Ship sinks in the English Channel, drowning William Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England.

1343 – A tsunami, caused by an earthquake in the Tyrrhenian Sea, devastates Naples and the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, among other places.

1667 – A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.

1759 – An earthquake hits the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus and killing 30,000–40,000.

1833 – A massive undersea earthquake, estimated magnitude between 8.7 and 9.2, rocks Sumatra, producing a massive tsunami all along the Indonesian coast.

1839 – A cyclone slams into south-eastern India, with high winds and a 12-metre (40 ft) storm surge destroying the port city of Coringa (which has never been completely rebuilt). The storm wave swept inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths resulted from the disaster.

1876 – American Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack the sleeping village of Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife at the headwaters of the Powder River.

1908 – A fire breaks out on SS Sardinia as it leaves Malta's Grand Harbour, resulting in the ship's grounding and the deaths of at least 118 people.

1926 – The deadliest November tornado outbreak in U.S. history kills 76 people and injures more than 400.

1950 – The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950 impacts 22 American states, killing 353 people, injuring over 160, and causing US$66.7 million in damages (1950 dollars).

1960 – The Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic are assassinated.

1987 – Typhoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 265 km/h (165 mph) and a surge that destroys entire villages. At least 1,036 deaths are attributed to the storm.

2000 – The 2000 Baku earthquake, with a Richter magnitude of 7.0, leaves 26 people dead in Baku, Azerbaijan, and becomes the strongest earthquake in the region in 158 years.

2008 – Cyclone Nisha strikes northern Sri Lanka, killing 15 people and displacing 90,000 others while dealing the region the highest rainfall in nine decades.

2009 – Jeddah floods: Freak rains swamp the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, during an ongoing Hajj pilgrimage. Three thousand cars are swept away and 122 people perish in the torrents, with 350 others missing.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 275 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1852 – An earthquake as high as magnitude 8.8 rocks the Banda Sea, triggering a tsunami and killing at least 60 in the Dutch East Indies.

1914 – HMS Bulwark is destroyed by a large internal explosion with the loss of 741 men near Sheerness.

1943 – World War II: HMT Rohna is sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.

1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's shop in London, United Kingdom, killing 168 people.

1979 – Pakistan International Airlines Flight 740 crashes near King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing all 156 people on board.

1998 – The Khanna rail disaster takes 212 lives in Khanna, Ludhiana, India.

1999 – The 7.5 Mw  Ambrym earthquake shakes Vanuatu and a destructive tsunami follows. Ten people were killed and forty were injured.

2004 – Ruzhou School massacre: A man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.

2004 – The last Poʻouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii, before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.

2008 – Mumbai attacks, a series of terrorist attacks killing approximately 166 citizens by 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan based extremist Islamist terrorist organisation.

2011 – NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani check post in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.

2019 – A magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes western Albania leaving at least 52 people dead and over 1000 injured. This was the world's deadliest earthquake of 2019, and the deadliest to strike the country in 99 years.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 276 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1940 – In Romania, the ruling Iron Guard fascist party assassinates over 60 of arrested King Carol II of Romania's aides and other political dissidents.

1944 – World War II: RAF Fauld explosion: An explosion at a Royal Air Force ammunition dump in Staffordshire kills seventy people.

1978 – In San Francisco, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.

1983 – Avianca Flight 011: A Boeing 747 crashes near Madrid's Barajas Airport, killing 181.

1989 – Avianca Flight 203: A Boeing 727 explodes in mid-air over Colombia, killing all 107 people on board and three people on the ground. The Medellín Cartel will claim responsibility for the attack.

1997 – Twenty-five people are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.

2008 – XL Airways Germany Flight 888T: An Airbus A320 performing a flight test crashes near the French commune of Canet-en-Roussillon, killing all seven people on board.

2009 – Nevsky Express bombing: A bomb explodes on the Nevsky Express train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, derailing it and causing 28 deaths and 96 injuries.

2015 – An active shooter inside a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, shoots at least four police officers. One officer later dies. Two civilians are also killed, and six injured. The shooter later surrendered.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 277 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1908 – A mine explosion in Marianna, Pennsylvania, kills 154 men, leaving only one survivor.

1942 – In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 492 people.

1979 – Air New Zealand Flight 901, a DC-10 sightseeing flight over Antarctica, crashes into Mount Erebus, killing all 257 people on board.

1987 – South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on board.

2002 – Suicide bombers blow up an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya; their colleagues fail in their attempt to bring down Arkia Israel Airlines Flight 582 with surface-to-air missiles.

2010 – Sun Way Flight 4112 crashes after takeoff from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12 people.

2014 – Gunmen set off three bombs at the central mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano killing at least 120 people.

2016 – A chartered Avro RJ85 plane carrying at least 77 people, including the Chapecoense football team, crashes near Medellín, Colombia.

2020 – Over seven hundred civilians are massacred by the Ethiopian National Defense Force and Eritrean Army in Aksum, Ethiopia.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 278 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1114 – A large earthquake damages the areas of the Crusaders in the Middle East. Antioch, Mamistra, Marash and Edessa are hit by the shocks.

1729 – Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.

1732 – The magnitude 6.6 Irpinia earthquake causes 1,940 deaths in the former Kingdom of Naples, southern Italy.

1781 – The crew of the British slave ship Zong murders 54 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance, beginning the Zong massacre.

1847 – Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War.

1864 – Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.

1947 – French forces carry out a massacre at Mỹ Trạch, Vietnam during the First Indochina War.

1963 – Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 crashes shortly after takeoff from Montreal-Dorval International Airport, killing all 118 people on board.

1986 – The Surinamese military attacks the village of Moiwana during the Suriname Guerrilla War, killing at least 39 civilians, mostly women and children.

1987 – North Korean agents plant a bomb on Korean Air Flight 858, which kills all 115 passengers and crew.

2009 – Maurice Clemmons shoots and kills four police officers inside a coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 279 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1936 – In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.

1941 – The Holocaust: The SS-Einsatzgruppen round up 11,000 Jews from the Riga Ghetto and kill them in the Rumbula massacre.

2004 – Lion Air Flight 583 overshoots the runway while landing at Adisumarmo International Airport and crashes, killing 25 people.

2012 – An Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane belonging to Aéro-Service, crashes into houses near Maya-Maya Airport during a thunderstorm, killing at least 32 people.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 280 days.

 

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1768 – The former slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøya in Norway.

1934 – Sergei Kirov is assassinated, paving way for the repressive Great Purge, and Vinnytsia massacre by General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin.

1974 – TWA Flight 514, a Boeing 727, crashes northwest of Dulles International Airport, killing all 92 people on board.

1974 – Northwest Airlines Flight 6231, another Boeing 727, crashes northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.

1981 – Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 1308, a McDonnell Douglas MD-80, crashes in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 281 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1980 – Salvadoran Civil War: Four American missionaries are raped and murdered by a death squad.

2015 – San Bernardino attack: Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik kill 14 people and wound 22 at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California.

2016 – Thirty-six people die in a fire at a converted Oakland, California, warehouse serving as an artist collective.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 282 days.

[Apocalyptic Calendar]                              January-March   /   April-June  /  July-September

 

1972 – Spantax Flight 275 crashes during takeoff from Tenerife North–Ciudad de La Laguna Airport, killing all 155 people on board.

1979 – In Cincinnati, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.

1984 – Bhopal disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000–600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom later died from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history.

1992 – The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching A Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo.

1995 –Cameroon Airlines Flight 3701 crashes on approach to Douala International Airport in Douala, Cameroon, killing 71 of the 76 people on board.

2009 – A suicide bombing at a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, kills 25 people, including three ministers of the Transitional Federal Government.

2012 – At least 475 people are killed after Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 283 days.

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1948 – Chinese Civil War: The SS Kiangya, carrying Nationalist refugees from Shanghai, explodes in the Huangpu River.

1969 – Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.

1971 – During a concert of Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention at the Montreux Casino, an audience member fires a flare gun into the venue's ceiling, causing a fire that destroys the venue. Rock band Deep Purple, who were to use the Casino as the site for the recording of their next album, witnesses the fire from their hotel; the incident would be immortalized in their best known song, "Smoke on the Water".

1974 – Martinair Flight 138 crashes into the Saptha Kanya mountain range in Maskeliya, Sri Lanka, killing 191.

1977 – Malaysian Airline System Flight 653 is hijacked and crashes in Tanjong Kupang, Johor, killing 100.

1979 – The Hastie fire in Hull kills three schoolboys and eventually leads police to arrest Bruce George Peter Lee.

1984 – Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Army soldiers kill 107–150 civilians in Mannar.

1986 – The MV Amazon Venture oil tanker begins leaking oil while at the port of Savannah in the United States, resulting in an oil spill of approximately 500,000 US gallons (1,900,000 l).

2014 – Islamic insurgents kill three state police at a traffic circle before taking an empty school and a "press house" in Grozny. Ten state forces die with 28 injured in gun battles ending with ten insurgents killed.

2015 – A firebomb is thrown into a restaurant in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing 17 people.

2017 – The Thomas Fire starts near Santa Paula in California. It eventually became the largest wildfire in modern California history to date after burning 440 square miles (1,140 km2) in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

2021 – Semeru on the Indonesian island of Java erupts, killing at least 68 people.

2022 –  Invasion of Ukraine: The war in the Ukraine is ongoing for 284 days.