Today in Mormon History - Jul 02

Today in Mormon History ...

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr. and Oliver Cowdery return to Colesville to complete the confirmations but have to flee from a mob through an exhausting and frightening night in the woods. Some scholars identify the next morning as the time they received the Melchizedek priesthood from Peter, James, and John. (1)
-- 180 years ago - early July 1830

Appointment of Rafael E. Castillo Valdes, BYU graduate and Mormon, as Guatemala's ambassador to United Nations (serving to 1975). Daviid M. Kennedy is appointed United States ambassador to NATO (1972), and newly independent nation of Croatia appoints Kresimir Cosic as its deputy ambassador to United Nations (1992). (2)
-- 40 years ago - Jul 2, 1970

[Reed Smoot] Alpha died on 7 November 1928 and Smoot later married Mrs Alice Taylor Sheets on 2 July 1930. (3)
-- 80 years ago - Jul 2, 1930

1 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
2 - On This Day in Mormon History,
3 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Reed Smoot,

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