You Think 2020 Is Bad? What Happened in 536 AD Makes This Look Like a Cake Walk

You Think 2020 Is Bad? What Happened in 536 AD Makes This Look Like a Cake Walk


With 2020 winding down, many have been anxious to put to bed COVID-19, wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, “murder hornets,” riots, attacks on police officers, unemployment and other natural and man-made disasters.

Many are also feeling the squeeze of the worldwide coronavirus lockdowns, which have had detrimental economic and mental health-related effects.

Will history however, show 2020’s catastrophic events to be just a blip on the radar screen of time’s infinite continuum? Or could 2020 perhaps stack up to 536 A.D., which one expert believes may have been the worst year on record.

Trending: Trump Crowd Chants “CNN Sucks,” Jim Acosta Shares Video, Says “This isn’t Normal”

“It was the beginning of one of the worst periods to be alive, if not the worst year,” Harvard University historian Michael McCormick told Science Magazine in 2018, referring to the year 536 in Europe.

A chain reaction of natural disasters was part of the year’s events. (And that doesn’t even taken into account the “Justinian” plague that wiped out between a third and half of the Eastern

Continue reading

You Might Like

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Send this to a friend