Today in Mormon History - Feb 12

BYU professor Ralph V. Chamberlin's "Darwin Centennial Speech" ignites controversy. General authorities (as school's trustees) fire him and professor Henry Peterson. BYU students protest dismissals with petitions and demonstrations. (1)
-- 100 years ago today - Feb 12, 1911

[Joseph Smith Diary] Friday, 12th Spent the day in reading Hebrew and attending to the duties of my family and the duties of the Church. Nothing very special transpired. /Meet [met] this evening to make ar[r]angements concerning ordinations/ (2)
-- 175 years ago today - Feb 12, 1836

[President Wilford Woodruff Journal] 12 I signed 24 Recommends. I received 12 Letters. I sent the Illustrated American Vol V, No 51, Containing My likeness & Address to the following Person: Dr Ezra Scammans, Shuah C Moulton Mr I F Carter Malinda W Hatch, Newton Woodruff Jesse Moses Mary Woodruff Phebe A Snow Clara Beebe A. H. Woodruff Delight, Marian Ensign David P Nellie Sylvia. 16. I met in the Prayer Circle. (3)
-- 120 years ago today - Feb 12, 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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