Today in Mormon History - Feb 10

Today in Mormon History ...

Taking advantage of crowds out celebrating the wedding of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert in London, Wilford Woodruff and three companions "walked out into the Market place . . . & we began to Sing praises unto God & call upon his name & a congregation flocked around us, & we preached the gospel unto them & I bore testimony unto them of the great work that God had set his hand to accomplish.." (1)
-- 170 years ago - Feb 10, 1840

Anti-Mormon Liberal party wins municipal election and takes control of Salt Lake City's government on Feb. 18. Apostle John Henry Smith writes: "The Liberals carried the election by fraud, having 795 more votes than the people [People's Party]." Heber J. Grant writes in his journal, " It makes me sick at heart to think of Salt Lake being in the hands of the Liberals." (1)
-- 120 years ago - Feb 10, 1890

CHURCH NEWS reports that George Orton has won World Champion Skateboard competition. (1)
-- Feb 10, 1979

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