THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1517 Martin Luther sends his 95 Theses to Albrecht von Brandenburg, the Archbishop of Mainz, precipitating the Protestant Reformation
  • 1541 Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting “The Last Judgement” in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
 
  • 1876 Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), over 200,000 killed
  • 1918 Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 people in the US in a single week
  • 2011 The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations

Source: Onthisday.com

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