ON THIS DAY, DECEMBER 10. 1520 – Wittenberg. Martin Luther burns his copy of the papal bull Exsurge Domine outside Wittenberg’s Elster Gate. 1960 — Genoa/Milan. On the orders of the Genoa public prosecutor, the police raid the Milan and Genoa offices of communist newspaper Unita. They were looking for letters belonging to the Financial Police and Public Security forces in which there were protests made over wages. The aim was to identify and incriminate the signaturies.