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  1. 31 inmates of Louisiana's Angola prison cut their Achilles' tendons to protest deplorable living conditions. This prompted national news agencies to write exposé stories on inmate life, leading to prison reform.

  2. October 31, 2017 will be the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting the 95 Theses, sparking the Protestant Reformation.

  3. Because assemblies of the Holy Roman Empire are called 'diets,' and because there is a city in Germany called 'Worms,' there is a historical event called the Diet of Worms. It discussed the Protestant Reformation.

  4. Early in the reformation, Giovanni Morone was known for being amicable to protestants and hearing them out on reforming the church. However, when he was nearly elected Pope, he was barred from office due to this friendly nature on suspicion he was a closet protestant.

  5. The main religions practiced in Liechtenstein include Roman Catholic, Protestant Reformed, Muslim, and Lutheran.

  6. In 2015 Pope Francis apologized to a group of christians who have a history going back to the 1100s (way before the protestant reformation). His apology was for how the catholics used to torture them and kill them.

  7. In 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square by students who demanded democratic reform became violent when the government and the military went in with tanks and soldiers and killed thousands of people.

  8. Jakob Fugger "The Rich" - possibly the richest person in history and an early pioneer in international banking who helped trigger the Protestant Reformation, but also built the world's first social housing project.

  9. In 1819 the British government sent their cavalry against a peaceful rally of more than 60,000 people which was demanding political reform and protesting against poverty. 18 protesters were killed and more than 650 were injured. It is the bloodiest political clash in Britain’s history.

  10. The Protestant Reformation in Switzerland began when the Swiss religious leader Ulrich Zwingli publicly spoke in favor of eating sausages during Lent in 1522. To this day, "The Affair of the Sausages" is considered one of the major events in the Protestant Reformation.

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Martin Luther’s struggle against OCD may have been an influence on the Protestant Reformation

During the Protestant Reformation a group of Anabaptists took over the city of Munster and established a communist totalitarian dictatorship

Martin Luther, the founder of the Protestant Reformation, was a notorious anti-semite. In a pamphlet called "The Jews & Their Lies", he encourages Christians to destroy Jewish neighborhoods.

By the early 1540s Henry's anti-Catholic attitudes gave way to anti-Protestant attitudes. Although he never went back to the Catholic Church, he had many Protestant reformers burned at the stake.

Erik Erikson, the influential development psychologist, wrote a biography psychoanalyzing Martin Luther, the father of the Protestant Reformation.

Granny D walked 3,200 miles in the span of just over a year to protest campaign finance reform. She was 88 years old when she started and 90 when she finished.

Protestant reformer Martin Luther was also a composer of church music

The Christkind and gift giving at Christmas Eve was an invention of Protestant Reformer Martin Luther

The term "saber rattling" comes from a 1924 incident in Chile. In protest of low wages and stalled social reforms, a group of military officers scraped their swords against the floor of Congress to show their discontent with the ruling political class.

Martin Luther, the man Martin Luther King Jr. and his father are named for, started the Protestant reformation. In addition, when the Jews did not abandon their faith to convert to this reformed Christianity, he encouraged their persecution through this book.

After the death of John Wycliffe, a pioneer of the Protestant Reformation, he was ruled a heretic by the Roman Catholic Church and ordered to be posthumous executed. Wycliffe's corpse was exhumed and burnt and the ashes cast into the River Swift.

THIS HALLOWEEN it will be the exact 500th anniversary of Martin Luther Nailing his 95 complaints about the church to the church door starting the protestant reformation.

The expression "robbing Peter to pay Paul" refers to the pre-Protestant Reformation-era habit of ignoring taxes owed to the Vatican (St. Peter's Basilica) in order to pay the Anglican Church (St. Paul's Cathedral)

King's birth name was Michael, not Martin. The civil rights leader was born Michael King Jr. In 1934, however, his father, a pastor at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther

In 1952, thirty-one inmates of Louisiana’s Angola prison cut their Achilles’ tendons in protest of the living conditions. This caused national news agencies to write exposé stories, leading to prison reform.

Martin Luther, the father of the Protestant Reformation, and writer of the 95 Theses, also wrote a book titled "On The Jews and Their Lies".

Turco-Calvinism. It refers the alliance between the followers of the Protestant Reformation and the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century.

October 31 2017 will be the 500th anniversary of when Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses, sparking the Protestant Reformation.

Martin Luther, a key figure of the Protestant Reformation in the early 16th century, was an Anti-Semite who called for persecution of Jews.

Vatican Announces Today Pope Francis Will Attend 500th Anniv Of Protestant Reformation Ceremony

Henry VIII (most likely via Thomas Cromwell), gave birth to the English protestant reformation. As well as the reformation of parliament. It was English protestants who created the North American colonies and they took the idea of parliaments with them.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s given name was Michael King. His father was so inspired by German theologian Martin Luther's part in the Protestant Reformation that he had both his and his son's names changed.

The best selling Playmobil of all time was of Protestant reformer Martin Luther. All 34,000 units sold out within 3 days.

Larry Lessig (Harvard Professor and Internet Activist) was arrested in 2016 protesting campaign finance reform

Granny D walked 3,200 miles in the span of just over a year to protest campaign finance reform. She was 88 years old when she started and 99 when she finished.

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