Michelangelo’s Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome was vandalized.
A man with a hammer attacked the statue, hitting it 15 times. He removed Mary's arm at the elbow, knocked off a chunk of her nose, and chipped one of her eyelids. Eventually he was restrained by bystanders.
Russia declared an end to the Russian-Circassian War.
After this, many Circassians were forced into exile. The day is designated to be the Circassian Day of Mourning. Over 1.5 million people were driven out, many of which died on the way out due to disease, hunger, and exhaustion.
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