Today in Mormon History - Feb 16

Today in Mormon History ...

[David O McKay] at meeting of Presidency: Billboard advertising of "Mormon Church" The billboard advertising soliciting attendance at "Mormon Church" meetings was considered, and it was agreed that since it does not comport with the dignity of the Church that this billboard advertising should be discontinued. (1)
-- 50 years ago - Tue Feb 16, 1960

Brigham Young tells Ezra T. Benson, "that [polygamy] was practiced now to give men an experience and prepare them for a time when polygamy will be more extensively practiced." (2)
-- 150 years ago - Feb 16, 1860

Provo DAILY HEARALD quotes BYU Football coach Tommy Hudspeth that BYU "discourage[d] the Negroes because [it was felt] they would not be happy in the social situation here. We have certain rules and regulations which we won't change; we will not allow inter-racial dating" (2)
-- 40 years ago - Feb 16, 1970

1 - McKay, David O., Office Journal
2 - On This Day in Mormon History,

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