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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
By United Press International
50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

July 2 (UPI) -- Fifty years after the United States banned discrimination with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the state of equality in America is hardly settled.
Charlene Pacenti
Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --Congress honored the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Gabrielle Levy
UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014
By United Press International
Researchers unearth behemoth crocodile

Researchers unearth behemoth crocodile

CERREJON, Colombia, June 4 (UPI) --Scientist have discovered a new ancient crocodile species; its 16-foot, 900-pound remains were discovered in an open-pit coal mine in Cerrejon, Colombia.
Brooks Hays
History Counts II

History Counts II

Harlan Ullman: A better understanding of history can at least mitigate exaggerating every crisis as the worst in our lifetimes.
Harlan Ullman
UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014
By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 17, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 17, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 17, 2014
By United Press International
Harry Belafonte reaches deal with Martin Luther King Jr. estate

Harry Belafonte reaches deal with Martin Luther King Jr. estate

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- Harry Belafonte gets to keep three documents given to him by Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King in agreement.
Danielle Haynes

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 6, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 4, 2014.
By United Press International
NY Knicks defeat Brooklyn Nets 110-81

NY Knicks defeat Brooklyn Nets 110-81

Another blowout in a game between the Knicks and Nets. This time, New York had its way with its inter-borough rival.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 24, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 21, 2014.
By United Press International
MLK's Bible, Nobel Peace Prize now in safe-keeping

MLK's Bible, Nobel Peace Prize now in safe-keeping

ATLANTA, March 11 (UPI) -- Martin Luther King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize are now under lock and key with an Atlanta judge holding the key.
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Martin Luther
Anthony Bell walks by with large Martin Luther King Jr. buttons attached to his coat during the Martin Luther King Day march in downtown St. Louis on January 21, 2008. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Martin Luther (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment of sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517. His refusal to retract all of his writings at the demand of Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521 resulted in his excommunication by the pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the emperor.

Luther taught that salvation is not earned by good deeds but received only as a free gift of God's grace through faith in Jesus as redeemer from sin. His theology challenged the authority of the pope of the Roman Catholic Church by teaching that the Bible is the only source of divinely revealed knowledge and opposed sacerdotalism by considering all baptized Christians to be a holy priesthood. Those who identify with Luther's teachings are called Lutherans.

His translation of the Bible into the language of the people (instead of Latin) made it more accessible, causing a tremendous impact on the church and on German culture. It fostered the development of a standard version of the German language, added several principles to the art of translation, and influenced the translation into English of the King James Bible. His hymns influenced the development of singing in churches. His marriage to Katharina von Bora set a model for the practice of clerical marriage, allowing Protestant priests to marry.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Martin Luther."
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