Whether natural or man-made, disasters simultaneously cause massive destruction and unity of people trying to help those in need. Discover some of the world's worst disasters in this collection.
WARNING: THIS VIDEO CLIP FEATURES STORIES OF WITNESSES WHO EXPERIENCED THE TRAGEDY OF LOSS AT LOCKERBIE, SCOTLAND.
By the fall of 1944, American military leaders realized that Japan would be unwilling to surrender and convinced military planners to take drastic measures.
The historic city of Verdun had special meaning for the French people in February of 1916.
Jack Phillips, Titanic's senior wireless operator, sent this urgent message at about 1:40 AM (local time) on the 15th of April, 1912.
This image depicts the last-known distress call which Titanics wireless operator sent before the ship sank.
Based on the investigation of the Tenerife disaster, this image recreates the moment when KLM 4805 struck the starboard side of Pan Am Flight 1736.
Several ships are at sea, in the vicinity of Krakatoa, when the volcano dramatically erupts on August 26, 1883. Ships are in danger from the volcano's stupendous ashfall.
Poor Laws, which Britain imposed on Ireland, caused many Irish people to lose their homes. Tim Downs was one of them.
Although the Soviet Union never acknowledged that its policies caused the Ukrainian famine of 1932-33, Russia acknowledged it in 2003.
Refusing to grant access to individuals who can see how the Ukrainian people are starving, Soviet officials assure the world, and their own countrymen...
As Ukrainians starve, the Soviet government covers-up the disaster occurring in Ukraine by selling more and more grain to other countries.
Stalin's orders to take Ukrainian grain, between 1932-33, cause people throughout Ukraine to starve.
The Bolsheviks change their sharing policies to taking policies not long after consolidating their power.
Three days after Anne Frank told "Kitty" about an unsettling conversation with her father - that the Frank family may have to go into hiding somewhere...
Anne Frank, a Jewish girl living with her family in Amsterdam, was thirteen years old during the summer of 1942. At the time, German forces were...
On the 8th of December, 1941 - the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed - Americans received their up-to-date news from the radio.
Churchill tried repeatedly to convince FDR to enter the war.
Winston Churchill became Prime Minister on the 10th of May, 1940.
During the Blitz, German warplanes devastate Coventry on November 14, 1940.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, ATC employees heard the hijacking of United Flight 93.
Viewpoints matter. To some, Gavrilo Princip is a villain; to others he is a hero.
After experiencing an accident in space, Apollo 11's crew depended on team work to save their lives.
Anne Hutchinson, and six of her children, were murdered in a case of mistaken identity.
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