Today in Mormon History - Jan 31

Today in Mormon History ...

Brigham Young and George A. Smith took a steamboat and stage to travel from New Haven, CT to New York City, where they stayed with Parley P. Pratt. (1)
-- 170 years ago - (Fri) Jan 31, 1840

Apostle Abraham H. Cannon writes: "The question arose this morning as to whether the face of a woman who has had her endowments should be veiled or not when her coffin is closed on her dead body. Pres. Woodruff did not decide in absence of any written law on the subject, but Bro. Joseph F. [Smith] thought the face should be covered as this was the course pursued in the early days of the Church, and it was doubtless done in accordance with some instructions of the Prophet." (2)
-- 120 years ago - Jan 31, 1890

LDS Vernon Law receives Cy Young Award for best pitcher in baseball from Baseball Writers Association of America, and he wins Lou Gherig award (1965). Harmon Killebrew is voted Most Valuable Player of American League (1969), and Dale Murphy is MVP of National League (1982, 1983). (2)
-- 50 years ago - Jan 31, 1960

1 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology,
2 - On This Day in Mormon History,

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