October has been an action-packed month throughout history. There are many momentous occasions which this article would like to make mention.
1. 95 Theses:
October 31, 1517: Martin Luther posts the 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. As a catalyst to the Reformation, the 95 Theses centred on the practices within the Catholic Church. It rejected the validity of indulgences and spoke widely of absolution and baptism.
2. Indira Gandhi Assassination:
October 31, 1984: Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two of her security guards. A Khalistan movement arose to advocate for an independent Sikh State. They resorted to violence and assassinations to make this possible.
3. Hitler Withdraws From League of Nations:
October 14, 1933: Hitler withdraws Germany from the League of Nations. This was one of many steps Hitler took to reverse World War I peace policies. Hitler further rearms Germany and re-enters Rhineland, the strip between France and Germany, which was considered neutral as of 1918.
4. Siege of Jerusalem:
October 2, 1187: Kurdish Muslims led by Saladin regain control of Jerusalem. This invasion led to the end of the crusader era of Jerusalem.
5. Persons Case in Canada:
October 18, 1929: Women are now considered persons and are enfranchised. The ruling was made by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Women were able to previously work during World War I when the men were at war.