On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1517

Martin Luther Challenges the Money-Making Pope

Historical Events

The Protestant Reformation

Martin Luther sends his 95 Theses to Albrecht von Brandenburg, the Archbishop of Mainz, precipitating the Protestant Reformation

Famous Deaths

  • Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist, dies at 45
1517 Highlights

About October 31, 1517

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 504 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio