31 October: This day in history

On this day in 1512, the Sistine Chapel was opened with its frescoes by Michaelangelo

On this day in 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses in Wittenberg

On this day in 1538, Cesare Baronius was born. 

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  1. John Kusske says:

    Though I am a Catholic, I like to celebrate Oct. 31st by listening to Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony. I guess I can chalk it up to my college days at St. Olaf… I hope I don’t need to do pennance–or get any indulgences–to make up for that one! (At any rate, it seems more appropriate to me to celebrate a Protestant occasion than a pre-Christian pagan tradition of ghosts, goblins, and whatnot.) In light of the Sistine Chapel opening Fr. mentions, I might have to rethink my Oct. 31st routine however. But of course, the real celebration is All Saints’ Day tomorrow!

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