Events: French troops occupy Vercelli.
Events: Exposure of the Shroud from the balcony of a house in Vercelli.
Events: The Shroud is returned to Chambéry and deposited in the Church of the Virgin of Egypt, inside the Franciscan convent.
Events: Transfer of the Shroud in solemn procession to the Sainte-Chapelle at Chambéry Castle.
Events: An attempt to set fire to the Shroud by an unknown perpetrator who entered the Royal Chapel through the roof of the palace. The Shroud was not damaged thanks to the asbestos protection inside the niche above the altar.
Events: The first televised showing of the Shroud in the Hall of the Swiss in the former palace of Turin. Collection of surface substance samples for examination by Dr. Max Frei, a Zurich-based criminologist.
Events: Collection of linen fibre samples and two small pieces of material from the Shroud.
Events: First American Shroud Research Conference in Albuquerque (New Mexico).
Events: Research resulting in a three-dimensional image of the Shroud.
Events: Max Frei re-samples the Shroud and extracts 58 flecks of pollen that can mark the stages of the Shroud’s journey.