Today in Mormon History - Dec 05

Today in Mormon History ...

[President Wilford Woodruff Journal] 5 I signed 18 Recommends. I received 18 Letter. I met with several of the Brethren John Stocking Winder & Burt & others. (1)
-- 120 years ago - Dec 5, 1890

Ty Detmer, a BYU quarterback, receives the Heisman Trophy from the New York Downtown Athletic Club, recognizing him as the best college football player in America. (2)
-- 20 years ago - Dec 05, 1990

[Second Counselor John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City
We have word from Washington that their is danger of the overthrow of the Diaz government [of Mexico].
We sent John M. Cannon to Warn our people about being cautious about taking sides but to carefully guard their homes. (3)
-- 100 years ago - Monday, Dec 5, 1910

1 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993
2 - The Woodland Institute 'On This Day Historical Database,'
3 - Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990

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