Today in Mormon History - Feb 04

CHURCH NEWS headlines, "First Presidency Urges Sunday Home Evenings." Like previously unsuccessful efforts, this announcement limits its encouragement to monthly "Home Evenings" on Fast Sunday. (1)
-- 50 years ago today - Feb 4, 1961

[Mark Hofmann] Prosecutors charge Hofmann with two murder counts, twenty-three counts of theft by deception and communications fraud involving, among others, the "Anthon Transcript," Harris letter, and nonexistent McLellin Collection. Hofmann goes to Salt Lake County Jail. (2)
-- 25 years ago today - Feb 4, 1986

Charles Coulson Rich: Member of Nauvoo Legion 4 February 1841. (3)
-- 170 years ago today - Feb 4, 1841

1 - This Day in Mormon History,
2 - Whittaker, David J., The Hofmann Maze, A Book Review Essay with a Chronology and Bibliography of the Hofmann Case, BYU Studies Vol. 29, No. 1, pg.80,
3 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985

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