"Luther Didn’t Actually Nail Up His 95 Theses, And Other Curious Reformation Day Facts. Millions are celebrating one young Augustinian monk’s consequential actions on this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Even those with no interest in the history of Christianity often know the story of the great Martin Luther and his revolutionary doings on October 31, 1517. Luther’s great protestant hammer detonated a bomb as it drove a nail into the rugged wooden door of Wittenberg’s main cathedral...Of course, none of the popular myths concerning Luther take anything away from the singular influence the man, not only on Christian faith and practice, but on nearly every other sphere of human culture: politics, economics and industry, education, distribution of the printed word, art, the status of women, and the nature and significance of marriage and the family, just to name a few. It’s simply impossible to construct a definitive list of his work’s total influence upon the world."