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If you think that you always do some mistakes and mess things up at work, no matter how bad it is, but be sure that in history much bigger mistakes have been done. In 1788 the Austrian army was attacked by itself and about 10,000 people died. How embarrassing it is! Here are 20 Worst mistakes ever made in history.

Here Are The 20 Biggest Mistakes In History

1. Not having enough lifeboats on the Titanic because it was Unsinkable.

Worst Mistakes Ever Made

The RMS Titanic was an 882 feet long and 175 ft height, a British longest and strong passenger liner ship which was sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April in 1992. And the casualties of the accident was about 1490 to 1635 death. However, the death of the passengers would not be huge, if the ship had provided enough lifeboats. But the authority was so much confident about the safety of the ship. However, Only the confidence of them was the worst mistake ever made and responsible for huge casualties.

2. Alexander the Great not naming an heir which led directly to the fall of his empire

Alexander the Great not naming an heir which led directly to the fall of his empire biggest mistakes in history

Alexander the Great was officially known as Alexander III of Macedon. He was a powerful army commander before being the king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Alexander and his army had been on a campaign for spreading their empire. But a sudden time his army forced him to return to Persia to see their family. But he went to the Gedrosian Desert where his many soldiers had died for lacking of water and due to overheating. However, such of many mistakes like murdering his friend Cletus, his wrath and over-drinking were responsible to fall of his empire.

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3. Although no one is sure whether or not the Trojan Horse actually existed, if it did, it was worthy of this list

Although no one is sure whether or not the Trojan Horse actually existed, if it did, it was worthy of this list biggest mistakes in history

Do you read the historical epic, the Illiad by Homer? If you read the Illiad, You would know about the 10 years of the Trojan War. The wooden horse was the last trap of Greek. Piram, the king of Troy, thought that it was the symbol of peace of the opponent side. So he entered it in his kingdom and at night the great soldiers of the Greek which stayed it with their life risk. At night, the soldiers had attacked the kingdom and murder the king Piram. However, it was a great mistake for the kingdom of Troy to lost its region.

4. Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s driver making a wrong turn that led right to the feet of his assassin, Gavrilo Princip. Two World Wars that could have been at least postponed by a Garmin.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand's Worst Mistakes Ever Made

One little mistake would be the last mistake in life. Though it was actually not the mistake of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty and the heir presumptive to the throne of Austro-Hungarian. It was the mistake of his driver from which he had to lost his life. By wrong turned by his driver, he and his wife Sophi, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip.

5. Decca Records turning down the Beatles because they weren’t sellable. Enter EMI.

Decca Records turning down the Beatles because they weren't sellable. Enter EMI.

Decca Records is a British brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music, Music videos, and music recordings. However, it turned down the Beatles, a British rock band. Because they were not sellable. Anyway, later the Beatles Album was the best selling music album in the history of music. The little mistake of Decca Records, it lost the biggest opportunity.

6. Faulty construction leading to the meltdown of the Chernobyl Reactor, the consequences of which are still being counted to this day

Faulty construction leading to the meltdown of the Chernobyl Reactor, the consequences of which are still being counted to this day

Chernobyl is a town in northern Ukraine where occurred in an accident because of the faulty construction of meltdown in 1986. The worst mistake ever made and that destroyed the inhabitants as well as a huge possibility of the future and aim of the Nuclear Power Station.

7. Filling the Hindenburg with hydrogen

Filling the Hindenburg with hydrogen biggest mistakes in history

The Hindenburg was nearly 250 meters long airship which was designed to be filled with helium gas. But it is a matter of great sorrow that when it was crushed, it melt highly flammable hydrogen gas. However, the fatalities of the accident were 36 including 13 passengers and 22 aircrewmen. The fatalities would be reduced if it had helium gas rather than hydrogen.

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8. Hitler thought he could do any better than Napoleon

Hitler thinking he could do any better than Napoleon biggest mistakes in history

If you like history, of course, you have heard the name of Napoleon and Hitler. Napoleon, a French statesman, and military commander as well as the Emperor of the French, ruled the whole of Europe and some of the other countries sometimes indirectly sometimes directly during the 19th century. Like Adolf Hitler, a German politician and leader of the Nazi Party thought that he also would be ruled the whole world like Napoleon Bonaparte during the 20th century. But Hitler failed to do that and admitted to suicide.

9. Inca ruler Atahualpa agreeing to meet Conquistador Fransisco Pizarro during which 200 Spanish horsemen ambushed and defeated 80,000 Inca warriors

Inca ruler Atahualpa agreeing to meet Conquistador Fransisco Pizarro during which 200 Spanish horseman ambushed and defeated 80,000 Inca warriors

Atahualpa was the last Inca Emperor who took a mistake to meet Francisco Pizarro Gonzalez during the battle of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire. When Pizarro ambushed Inca warriors with only 200 horsemen and killed 80,000 soldiers of Inca. But to meet Pizarro Gonzalez was a great mistake of him. However, Atahualpa was killed by Francisco and claimed the Inca’s lands for Spain.

10. It took 177 years to build the Tower of Pisa and only 10 years for it to start leaning

Worst Mistakes Ever Made Tower of Pisa  historical mistakes that changed the world

The Leaning Tower of Pisa was known as the Tower of Pisa in the begging of the construction. It was built as a bell tower where contains more than one bells. However, it was not bent at begging. When the soil of the tower destabilized, it foundation kept leaning day by day.

11. Napoleon thought he could invade Russia in winter

Napoleon thinking he could invade Russia in winter historical mistakes that changed the world

Napoleon Bonaparte was a French statesman and military commander as well as the Emperor of the French. In 1812, he invaded Russia to grab the region of Russia. He thought it was easy to invade Russia in the winter but the thought of Napoleon was false. He entered but lost his huge soldiers and failed to occupied Russia.

12. NASA accidentally taping over the moon landing. In fact, there are no known original recordings of the event.

NASA accidentally taping over the moonlanding. In fact, there are no known original recordings of the event.

On 5 August in 2006, NASA announced that the original data tapes of Mission Appolo 11 were missing. The tapes have a huge antique value, though the re-recorded data was better than the original one. Then, it was the worst mistake ever made for NASA. They had to more sincere because the tapes were the witness of the historical and first success of human beings.

13. NASA loses a Mars orbiter because part of the team used metric units and the other half used English.

NASA loses a Mars orbiter because part of the team used metric units and the other half used English.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has had much success in exploring Mars. But they did an unfortunate fault on NASA’s Martian record which was the loss of the Mars Climate Orbiter. And it was achieved to an unfortunate mix-up between imperial and metric units of measurement.

14.14th century China abandoning its navy and pursuing a policy of isolationism

 historical mistakes that changed the world

You have to give huge value for a little mistake in your life. It for your community, country or in your personal life. In the 14th century, China announced to abandon their own success and world dominate navy. The decision was a big mistake in the history of the Chinese navy. Ultimately, the lost their power in the sea for the policy of isolationism.

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15. Russia sold Alaska to the US for 2 cents an acre because they thought it was a useless tundra

Russia selling Alaska to the US for 2 cents an acre because they thought it was a useless tundra

An acre land is just 2 cents! Yes, On 30 March 1867, the Russian Empire sold the tundra of Alaska to the United States only for 7.3 million U.S dollars. Alaska was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S on 3 January in 1959. It is turned a big changed and profitable land for the U.S. However, it was a great mistake for the history of Russia.

16. Somebody left a gate open and allowing the Turks to sack Constantinople in 1453

Somebody leaving a gate open and allowing the Turks to sack Constantinople in 1453

Constantinople was the name of present Istanbul which was ruled by the Roman Emperor. However, a little mistake was a major responsible for defeating themselves. In 1453, Constantinople was sacked by Turkes. It was only possible to leave the gate open.

17. The 12 book publishers that rejected Harry Potter

The 12 book publishers that rejected Harry Potter historical mistakes that changed the world

Harry Potter is the best seller fantasy novel written by  Joanne Rowling. But the begging of the situation was not like the present. She and her Novels rejected 12 times by book publishers. Then she didn’t give up. At last, Bloomsbury Publishers published her famous fantasy book and profit hugely. But it was a big mistake for the other twelve publishers who mistake to publish the great book of J. K Rowling.

18. The Dutch discovering Australia 100 years before the British but ignoring it because they thought it was a useless desert

The Dutch discovering Australia 100 years before the British but ignoring it because they thought it was a useless desert

In 1606, Dutch Navigator Willem Janszoon discovered Australia but he thought it was a desert place. However, after about 100 years of discovering by Dutch navigator, in 1788, the First Fleet of British ships reached the Botany Bay to establish a penal colony. Anyway, for the little worst mistake ever made of the Dutch navigators, they lost their achievement too.

19. The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor when not a single US aircraft carrier was in port

The Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor when not a single US aircraft carrier was in port historical mistakes that changed the world

On 7 December in 1941, the attack on Pearl Harbor was a great mistake for Japna as well as for the U.S Navy. The attack was one of the responsible for bombing on Nakasika and Hiroshima in Japan. On the side of the U.S, they had also a mistake because they had no reserve aircraft carrier at the time of attacking. As a professional troop, they always had to sincere about the War and any kind of attack.

20. The Persians sending Genghis Khan’s ambassador back to Genghis Khan without a head and bringing the wrath of Mongolia down on themselves

The Persians sending Genghis Khan's ambassador back to Genghis Khan without a head and bringing the wrath of Mongolia down on themselves

Genghis Khan was the 1st Great Khan of the Mongol Empire during the 13th century. During the cold war between Persian and Mongolian, Genghis Khan sent an ambassador to the Persian empire. But the Persian took a great mistake to cut off the head of the ambassador and back him without the head. The event increased the wrath of Genghis Khan and down on themselves.

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I obtained a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science and currently works as a writer, instructor and independent speaker on topics ranging from the history of medicine to the ethics of future technology. I created and executed the Reilly Top 20 List of Emerging Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Issues in Science and Technology, which has more than a quarter of a million readers worldwide. My work has appeared in international news and commerce markets, and I am currently working on my first book on the public's perceptions of future technology. I have held positions of public dissemination in higher education and I worked as Managing Editor of the journal Studies of History and Philosophy of Science. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics of science and technology, medical history, science communication, and research ethics.

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