Mickey Rooney

The Summer of Love, the Russian Revolution and the Super Bowl — all are marking a birthday in 2017. Let your travels begin

The Summer of Love, the Russian Revolution and the Super Bowl — all are marking a birthday in 2017. Let your travels begin

Maybe this is the year you finally head north to Canada, which will be celebrating its 150th birthday all year. And it’s a good year to visit Liverpool, England, where the entire “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album will be played live this summer to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles release.

Here are 17 milestones that can add cultural and historical heft to your 2017 travels:

1. 500 years ago: Martin Luther’s reforms

Half a millennium ago, theologian and priest Martin Luther demanded reforms of the Catholic Church by posting them on a church in Wittenberg, Germany, kicking off the Protestant...

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