On this day
A massacre occurred in France.
In 1572, St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of Protestants by Roman Catholics began in Paris. It later spread to the French provinces and was just one of several "purges" befalling France towards the end of the 1500s. Thankfully, we live in (slightly) more enlightened times.
Pete Rose shocked the baseball world.
Then-highly regarded baseball player and later manager Pete Rose rocked the world of sport on this day in 1989, as it emerged that he’d been betting on games. This led to Rose’s barring from entering the hallowed Baseball Hall of Fame. Rose openly admitted to betting habits some time later.
Special Days Falling on August 24thAugust 24th is also a day for celebration, commemoration, and taking the time to consider others. With that in mind, here are some of the most important holidays taking place around the world today.
International Strange Music Day
Believe it or not, every August 24th is the perfect date to celebrate your taste in strange music! It is a day where all around the world people are encouraged to listen to their loved ones’ strange tastes in music, or even try new genres they may have never considered before. Broaden your horizons, learn about some strange new music today!
National Flag Day in Liberia
Every August 24th is also National Flag Day in Liberia. The flag marks the country's independence from the US and is honored every year on this same date. All around the nation, people honor the country, its struggles, and get together with family and friends to mark the nation's independence.
St Bartholomew History
One of the first apostles of Jesus Christ, St Bartholomew, has his own special day every year on August 24th. Christians all around the world take the time today to honor St Bartholomew, and all that he did for their lord and saviour. It also happens to mark the date of the St Bartholomew's Massacre, as mentioned above.