Today in Mormon History - Feb 08

Arsonists damage stake center of Mill Creek, Utah. (1)
-- 40 years ago today - Feb 8, 1971

[Joseph Smith Diary] 8th Monday morning the 8th Attended School at the us[u]al hour. Nothing worthy of note transpired. In the afternoon lectured in upper room of the printing office with some of the brethren. At evening visited Mr. Seixas in company with Presidents Rigdon and Cowdery. He converses freely [and] is an interesting man.

This day Elder Parrish my scribe received my journal again. His health is so much improved that he thinks he will be able, with the blessing of God, to perform this duty. (2)
-- 175 years ago today - Feb 8, 1836

[President Wilford Woodruff Journal] 8 I spent the day in the House reading. (3)
-- 120 years ago today - Feb 8, 1891

1 - This Day in Mormon History,
2 - Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1835-36
3 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993

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