140 years ago today - Apr 1, 1884

John Taylor allows the first commerical program in the Salt Lake Tabernacle, an operatic performance by Adelina Patti. In later decades the Tabernacle hosts Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Lili Pons, Ignace Padewerski, John Philip Sousa, Fritz Kreisler, Vladimir Horowitz, Artur Rubinstein, Marian Anderson, Yehudi Menuhin, Van Cliburn, and others.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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