Today in Mormon History - Feb 06

Orson Hyde: Elected to Nauvoo City Council 6 February 1841. (1)
-- 170 years ago today - Feb 6, 1841

By order of the commander the military post of Camp Floyd changed name to Fort Crittenden. Secretary of War John B. Floyd, after whom the camp originally was named, had allied himself with the South against the Union. (2)
-- 150 years ago today - Feb 6, 1861 (Wednesday)

Ronald A. Rasband, later a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. (3)
-- 60 years ago today - Feb 06, 1951

1 - 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
2 - Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology
3 - The Woodland Institute 'On This Day Historical Database,'

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