Disasters · International/Multi-national

The sinking of the Titanic

April 15, 1912 North Atlantic Ocean The RMS Titanic sinks, taking the lives of more than 1,500 people The Titanic struck an iceberg during the late hours of April 14. The reasons why the accident occurred — including the ship’s crew ignoring warnings of sea ice from other vessels and failing to see the fateful… Continue reading The sinking of the Titanic

International/Multi-national · Religion

The discovery of 3 mummified, sacrificed children

March 16, 1999 Llullaillaco (on the border between Chile and Argentina) Three child mummies are discovered and dubbed “The Children of of Llullaillaco” The children were Incan human sacrifices, killed around 1500 AD. Extensive analysis of the bodies were able to track the food and other substances of the mummies for two years prior to… Continue reading The discovery of 3 mummified, sacrificed children

Disasters · International/Multi-national

Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

March 8, 2014 Indian Ocean Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears The plane disappeared while flying between Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport. Less than an hour after departing, voice contact was lost between air traffic controllers and the plane. Shortly after it disappeared from radar screens, though it was spotted by Malaysian… Continue reading Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Executions · International/Multi-national · Italy · Political · Religion

The martyrdom of Saint Valentine

February 14, 270 (year is approximated) Rome, Italy Saint Valentine is beheaded for marrying Romans to their lovers against the Emperor's command Emperor Claudius the Cruel was disappointed at the lack of men willing to join his army and blamed their lack of enthusiasm on marriage, feeling the reason for low recruitment was due to… Continue reading The martyrdom of Saint Valentine

International/Multi-national · Massacres/Mass Murder

The first Markale massacre

February 5, 1994 Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina The first of two Markale massacres occurs The Army of the Republic of Srpska attacked the open air market, firing a 120mm mortar shell into a crowd of people, killing 68 and wounding 144. The image shows the aftermath of one of the massacres (the other occurred August… Continue reading The first Markale massacre