31st October – On this Day in History…

Posted By on October 31, 2011

Martin Luther

On this day in history, 31st October…

1491 – Henry VII’s son, Henry (the future Henry VIII), was created Duke of York.

1517 – Martin Luther wrote to Albert, Archbishop of Mainz, and the Bishop of Brandenburg protesting against the sale of indulgences and sending them a copy of The Ninety-Five Theses (proper title: “Disputation of Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences”).

According to Philipp Melancthon, “Luther, burning with passion and just devoutness, posted the Ninety-Five Theses at the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany at All Saints Eve, October 31”, rather than sending them in a letter, but no other contemporary source supports this.

2000 – I gave birth to my daughter, Verity Elizabeth! Happy birthday, Verity!

9 thoughts on “31st October – On this Day in History…”

  1. Sheena says:

    Happy birthday, Verity! =)

  2. Kelly says:

    Is verity short for Veritas meaning truth? And why Elizabeth and not Anne? Just curious 😛 and for Verity, im wishing a very Happy Birthday 2 u darlin xx

    1. Claire says:

      Yes, Verity means truth – veritas, verdad… She was an IVF baby and Elizabeth was the nurse who took us through the process so she’s named after her. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

  3. Sharon says:

    Happy Birthday Verity!

  4. Ashley says:

    Happy birthday Verity!!!!!! 🙂

  5. miladyblue says:

    11 is a GREAT age to be, so enjoy it, Verity!

  6. gio says:

    happy belated birthday, Verity!

  7. Anne Barnhill says:

    Happy very late birthday, Verity! Hope it is a wonderful year–I loved eleven!

    1. Claire says:

      She had a lovely birthday and is enjoying being 11 so far. I enjoyed 11 too, wrote my first book!

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