History of October 31: What’s Martin Luther got to do with it?

Bill Petro
6 min readOct 31, 2020
Wittenberg Door

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On October 31, 1517, the story goes, an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther nailed to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany 95 propositions or theses and marked the beginning of the Reformation. Of course, the Reformation began long before that, but this date proves to be a convenient coat…

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Bill Petro

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