1562 in History
January 15 3rd sitting of Council of Trente opens
January 17 Edict of St. Germain recognizes Huguenots in France
March 1 Blood bath at Vassy: General de Guise allows 1200 huguenots murder
March 9 Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death)
March 15 General Francois de Guise enters Paris
April 30 1st French colonists in US: Jean Ribaut and Hugenots at Parris Is NC
June 1 Emperor Ferdinand and Sultan Suleiman signs treaty
September 17 Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon
December 19 Battle at Dreux: Anne de Montmorency and huguenots under Conde captured