TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Nation + World -

Oct. 31, 1517

Martin Luther sent his 95 Th­e­ses de­nounc­ing what he saw as the abuses of the Catholic Church, es­pe­cially the sale of in­dul­gences, to the Arch­bishop of Mainz, Ger­many, mark­ing the start of the Protes­tant Re­for­ma­tion. ALSO ON THIS DATE

1795

English poet John Keats was born in Lon­don.

1864

Ne­vada be­came the 36th state as Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln signed a procla­ma­tion.

1926

Ma­gi­cian Harry Hou­dini died in De­troit of peri­toni­tis re­sult­ing from a rup­tured ap­pen­dix.

1941

The Navy de­stroyer USS Reuben James was tor­pe­doed by a Ger­man U-boat off Ice­land with the loss of some 100 lives, even though the United States had not yet en­tered World War II. Work was com­pleted on the Mount Rush­more Na­tional Memo­rial in South Dakota, be­gun in 1927.

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