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Some of the events include the publishing of Sherlock Holmes and the death of Harry Houdini. Also, the Prime Minister of India was assassinated and Martin Luther posted his 95 theses. Lead Story 1517 Martin Luther posts 95 theses. This article does not cite any sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. There are 1 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (5).
James Emery White. A priest named Martin Luther nailed a challenge to a debate on the church door. It consisted of ninety-five statements, or theses, against the practice of indulgences—theses which he was willing to defend. Scholars commonly issued such challenges in those days.Indulgences at first were rare, consisted of shortening a penance imposed on a contrite sinner.
They had become big business for popes, who sold them as a source of revenue. In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries they came to be seen as removing actual guilt. By the sixteenth century, they were hawked as covering the sins of both the living and the souls in purgatory. Get the best from CT editors, delivered straight to your inbox. More NewslettersSometime during October 31, 1517, the day before the Feast of All Saints, the 33-year-old Martin Luther posted theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
The door functioned as a bulletin board for various announcements related to academic and church affairs. The theses were written in Latin and printed on a folio sheet by the printer John Gruenenberg, one of the many entrepreneurs in the new print medium first used in Germany about 1450.