Britannica Reports This Day in History
According to tradition, Martin Luther this day in 1517 posted on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, his Ninety-five Theses, a manifesto that turned a protest about an indulgence scandal into the Protestant Reformation.
More Events on this day:
1968: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered an end to American bombing in North Vietnam.
1926: Harry Houdini, the magician and escape artist, died of peritonitis stemming from a stomach injury.
1864: Nevada became the 36th state of the United States.