August 24, 2017 all-day

Aug 24, 1572. Anniversary of the massacre in Paris and throughout France of thousands of Protestant Huguenots. The massacre began when the church bells tolled at dawn on Saint Bartholomews Day, Aug 24, 1572, and continued for several days. Pope Gregory XIII ordered a medal struck tocommemorate the event, but Protestant countries abhorred the killings, estimated at 5,000 to 30,000.

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