June 24th in German History: The Dancing Plague

One of the more puzzling phenomenons in European History is the so-called dancing plague. This “plague” caused spontaneous outbreaks of mass dancing, ending only when the afflicted collapsed from exhaustion. The first recorded outbreak occurred in the 7th century, but one of the earliest major outbreaks began on June 24th, 1374, in the city ofContinue reading “June 24th in German History: The Dancing Plague”