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Brigham Young

June 1st, 2011 No comments

Brigham Young

Today is the anniversary of the birthday of Brigham Young – born June 1, 1801
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Church History Today – June 1st

June 1st, 2010 No comments

June 1, 1801 – Born Brigham Young – 2nd President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Church History Today – December 5th

December 5th, 2009 No comments

December 5, 1847 – The First Presidency was reorganized by the Quorum of the Twelve in Kanesville, Iowa, with Brigham Young sustained as president, and Heber C. Kimball and Willard Richards as counselors.

Church History – December

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December 2006 – The Prophet Joseph Smith and President Brigham Young were included on a list of the top 100 “Most influential figures in American history” printed in the December issue of Atlantic Magazine.

Church History Today – October 2nd

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October 2, 1871 – President Brigham Young was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation. Various legal proceedings in the court of Judge James B. McKean lasted until April 25, 1872, during which time President Young was sometimes kept in custody in his own home. The case was dropped, however, due to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned various judicial proceedings in Utah for the previous 18 months.

October 2, 1917 – The Church Administration Building at 47 E. South Temple was completed.

October 2-3, 1999 – The last general conference in the Tabernacle on Temple Square – the site of general conference since 1867 – was held. Future general conferences would be held in the new Conference Center.

Church History Today – September 15th

September 15th, 2009 No comments

September 15, 1857 – Brigham Young declared Utah to be under martial law and forbade the approaching troops to enter the Salt Lake Valley. An armed militia was ordered to go to various points to harass the soldiers and prevent their entry. Brigham Young also called the elders home from foreign missions and advised the Saints in many outlying settlements in the West to return to places nearer the headquarters of the Church.

Church History Today – August 29th

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August 29, 1877 – President Brigham Young died at his home in Salt Lake City at age 76.

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Church History Today – August 8th

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August 8, 1844 – At a meeting designated for the appointment of a guardian, Sidney Rigdon stated his views, after which Brigham Young announced an afternoon meeting. During the latter session, Young claimed the right of the Twelve Apostles to lead the Church and was sustained by a vote of the Church.

August 8-17, 1975 – President Kimball spoke to a total of 44,500 members at five area conferences in the Far East, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea.

Church News Today – July 13th

July 13th, 2009 No comments

July 13, 1846 – The first of the volunteer companies of the Mormon Battalion was enlisted in response to a request delivered to Brigham Young two weeks earlier by Capt. James Allen of the United States Army. The battalion left Kanesville, Iowa, for Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on July 20th.

July 13, 1859 – Horace Greeley, founder and editor of the New York Tribune, had a two-hour interview with President Brigham Young, covering a variety of subjects from infant baptism to plurality of wives. The substance of his interview was published a year later in Greeley’s Overland Journey from New York to San Francisco.

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