Belief can manifest itself in world-changing ways -- and did, in some of history's ugliest moments, from the rise of Adolf Hitler to the Jonestown mass suicide
1978: The Jonestown mass suicide
took place, leaving 914 dead: The first reports out of Guyana on November 18, 1978, were that Congressman Leo J Ryan and four other members of his party were shot and killed as they attempted to board a plane at Port Kaituma airstrip.
The Jonestown mass suicide
and killings claimed 913 lives in the jungles of Guyana, including that of US Representative Mr Leo Ryan, journalists and a handful of defectors shot as they tried to board a flight out.