by Kelvin Crombie,
On 31st October 1517 Martin Luthor openly challenged the Roman Catholic Church, marking the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
On 31st October 1898 the German Kaiser entered Jerusalem to open the new German Church.
On 31st October 1917 in London the War Cabinet agreed to the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in the land of Israel. On the same day British and Anzac troops won a key battle at Beersheba.
This documentary looks at these four major events which all occurred on 31st October. The links are such that it almost seems as if they were destined to occur on the same day.