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Failed doomsday predictions

Published On: Dec 20 2012 09:01:49 AM PST   Updated On: Dec 20 2012 09:06:05 AM PST

Friday's forecast doomsday is one of many visions predicting the end of the world through history.

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Branch Davidians -- David Koresh led his Branch Davidian sect to its doom in a compound near Waco, Texas, in 1993. Koresh convinced his followers that he was Christ and said they should hole up at at the compound to prepare for the end of the world. During an FBI siege, the compound burned to the ground and dozens of Davidians, including Koresh, died inside.

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