31 October, 1517: Luther’s 95 theses

31 October, 1517 –Martin Luther posts his Ninety-five Theses or Disputation on the Power of Indulgences (Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum) on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, starting the Protestant Reformation The theses  are a list of propositions for academic disputation  and  advance Luther’s positions against what he saw as abusive practices… Read More 31 October, 1517: Luther’s 95 theses

28 October,1965: Jews absolved of collective guilt for Jesus’ crucifixion.

28 October,1965: “Nostra aetate” (the “Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions” of the Second Vatican Council)  is promulgated by Pope Paul VI: it absolves the Jews of responsibility for the death of Jesus, reversing Innocent III’s 760-year-old declaration. On October 28, 1965. Pope Paul VI promulgated Nostra Aetate, which  proclaimed the… Read More 28 October,1965: Jews absolved of collective guilt for Jesus’ crucifixion.

An idiom: BOOKWORM

Trinity College Library, Dublin Literally, the term  “BOOKWORM” refers to various insects whose larvae infest books, piercing the pages with small holes.  eating  the paper or the paste in the bindings. No single species may properly be called bookworm,  but bookworms may be booklice (pidocchi dei libri). silverfish (cimici), beetles (scarafaggi), spiders, (ragni), etc. As… Read More An idiom: BOOKWORM

“The Boss”

Bruce Springsteen  got “The Boss” nickname long before he ever became a big recording superstar in his club days when he was tasked with collecting the band’s pay from club owners and distributing it amongst the band afterwards. Springsteen never cared too much for “The Boss” because of his distaste for bosses. According to others… Read More “The Boss”