Today in Mormon History - Feb 05

Today in Mormon History ...

Brigham Young's office journal records: "Pres[ident] Young addressed the third Quorum of Seventies; most of his remarks were confined to the subject of drunkenness. He regretted very much its prevalence. He remarked it was not the drink that influenced men to wicked actions, but the drink weakened the body so that Evil Spirits had power over it." (1)
-- 150 years ago - Feb 5, 1860

BYU basketball game is disrupted by protest against LDS church's policy of denying priesthood ordination to African-Americans. While 150 Colorado State University student demonstrators scuffle with campus police and twenty Fort Collins policemen during half-time, someone throws Molotov cocktail on playing floor. When game resumes spectators throw raw eggs at BYU's players. (1)
-- 40 years ago - Feb 5, 1970

David W Patten: Ordained apostle 15 Feb. 1835, but not president of Twelve due to Thomas B Marsh 's misstatement of his age (2)
-- 175 years ago - Feb 5, 1835

1 - On This Day in Mormon History,
2 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 6, Biographical Sketches of General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47

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