History April 6th

Discussion in 'History' started by mscbkc070904, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    0402 - Battle at Pollentia: Roman army under Stilicho beats Visigoten
    0610 - Lailat-ul Qadar, night koran descended to Earth
    1652 - Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in S Africa, established
    John of Riebeeck lands/establishes VOC-post in Capetown
    1663 - King Charles II signs Carolina Charter
    1712 - Slave revolt in NY
    1722 - Peter the Great ends tax on men with beards
    1789 - 1st US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, NYC
    1815 - English militia shoots prisoners, 100's killed
    1830 - Joseph Smith and 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca Co, NY
    1841 - Cornerstone laid for 2nd Mormon temple, Nauvoo, Missouri
    1848 - Jews of Prussia granted equality
    1862 - Battle of Shiloh, Union defeats Confederacy in SW Tennessee
    1868 - Brigham Young marries his 27th and final wife (Ummm, Something seriously wrong with that, 27 wives and he has a school names after him???)
    1869 - 1st plastic, Celluloid, patented
    1889 - George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time
    1893 - Andy Bowen and Jack Burke box 7 hrs 19 mins to no decision (111 rounds)
    1893 - Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City dedicated
    1896 - 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece [3/25 OS] American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history
    1906 - 1st animated cartoon copyrighted
    1909 - 1st credit union forms in US
    1909 - North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson
    1912 - Electric starter 1st appeared in cars
    1916 - German parliament OKs unrestricted submarine warfare
    1917 - US declares war on Germany, enters World War I
    1924 - 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight
    1924 - Italy fascists receives 65% of vote of parliament
    1925 - 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)
    1930 - Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
    1931 - 1st Scottsboro (Ala) trial begins - 9 blacks accused of rape
    1936 - Tornado, kills 203 and injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia
    1938 - Teflon invented by Roy J Plunkett
    1943 - British and US army link up in Africa during WW II
    1945 - Massive kamikaze-attack on US battle fleet near Okinawa
    1945 - US marines explore Tsugen Shima near Okinawa
    1954 - TV Dinner was 1st put on sale by Swanson and Sons
    1957 - NYC ends trolley car service
    1965 - Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") 1st coml geosynchronous comm satellite
    1968 - 94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution
    1972 - Egypt drops diplomatic relations with Jordan
    1973 - Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter and Saturn
    1976 - 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies and Gentlemen the Rolling Stones"
    1980 - Post It Notes, introduced
    1981 - Yugoslav govt sends troops to Kosovo
    1984 - 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41-C)-Challenger 5 is launched
    1984 - 1st time 11 people in space
    1992 - Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0
    1992 - Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo
    1994 - Rockwell B-1B Lancers break 11 world speed records
    1997 - Progress M-34 Launch (Russia)
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    This is the history event of the day!!!!!

    1930 - Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar


    I LOVE TWINKIES!!!!!!!!!!!
    Of course, none to be found here in Japan!!!! :cryb:
     
  3. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    What got me was the 1868 - Brigham Young marries his 27th and final wife.

    What the heck, 27 wives...come on, were the women just not all that intelligent, I mean if it didnt work out the first few times, there is something obviously wrong with him.
     
  4. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    27... wow..... I guess he made a ton of money or alimony did not exist at that time.... :hail::roll:
     
  5. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Brigham Young, as leader of the Mormon Church and architect of the Mormon colonization of Utah, was one of the most influential figures in shaping the American West.

    Young was born into a poor farming family, the 9th of 11 children, on June 1, 1801, in Whitingham, Vermont. At the age of 3, his family moved to upstate New York, and at age 16, he left home becoming an itinerant carpenter, joiner, painter and glazier.

    After converting to Methodism in 1823, he married his first wife in 1824. The couple settled in Mendon, New York in 1829, 40 miles from Manchester, where Joseph Smith would publish the Book of Mormon in 1830.

    Young was immediately attracted to the book, and he was baptized into Joseph Smith's newly formed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 14, 1832. The same year he went to Canada as a missionary, and in 1833, after the death of his wife, he led several friends and much of his family to join Joseph Smith and the gathering of Zion in Kirtland, Ohio.

    Young went to Missouri in 1834 when hostile gentiles (non-Mormons) threatened the Mormon community there. He later traveled to England and the eastern states as a missionary, then defended Joseph Smith when the Kirtland settlement foundered in 1837. The next year, after following Smith to Missouri, he helped evacuate the community when threatened by anti-Mormon mobs and organized their move to Nauvoo, Illinois. By 1841, Joseph Smith appointed him President of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, the governing body of the church, second in authority only to Smith himself.

    When Joseph Smith was murdered by an Illinois mob in June 1844, Young returned to Nauvoo and took charge of the church. Facing continued persecution, he led the Mormons westward out of Illinois to Florence, Nebraska on the Missouri River in 1846. In 1847, he led an exploration to the Rocky Mountains. After discovering and selecting the Great Salt Lake region as a safe haven where Mormons could have the freedom to worship and live as their faith decreed, Young returned to Florence, and in December 1847, became president of the church.

    In 1848, Young organized and led the great Mormon emigration from Nebraska to Utah, where he remained for the rest of his life. He immediately established Salt Lake City and, through the church, directed religious, political, economic, cultural, and educational affairs. He promoted isolation and economic self-sufficiency, encouraging local manufacture of goods, and discouraging enterprises like mining that would invite outsiders.

    To strengthen the church and its authority within Utah, Young established Mormon colonies throughout the state and in the neighboring territories of Arizona, California, Nevada and Idaho. Young constantly encouraged emigration by financing wagon trains and furnishing converts with hand carts so they could make the 1,400-mile journey from the East by foot.

    In 1849 Mormons established the provisional state of Deseret, with Young as governor. The next year this area became the territory of Utah, again with Young as governor, but with the announcement in 1852 that plural marriage -- polygamy -- was a basic tenet of the church, a public outcry prompted scrutiny by federal authorities.

    President James Buchanan replaced Young as Governor in 1857 and sent the U.S. Army to establish federal rule in Utah. Young fought this "Mormon War" by cutting off supply lines rather than engage federal troops in battle, but this conflict led to the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre, an atrocity that would haunt Young till his dying day.

    In September 1857, a party of 120 emigrants suspected of hostility toward the church was murdered in southeastern Utah by Paiute Indians and a band of Mormons led by John D. Lee, who claimed to be acting under direct orders from Young. But in 1858, Young was pardoned for his alleged role in this atrocity.

    Without federal interference, Mormon communities flourished, and Utah's economy boomed during the following decade. In 1869, the completion of the transcontinental railroad at Promontory Point, Utah threatened Young's efforts to safeguard Mormon prosperity and polygamy by maintaining a sanctuary of isolation. Young responded by consolidating political and economic power; he established Mormon monopolies and initiated women's suffrage in Utah, greatly increasing the number of Mormon voters.

    But the continued public outcry over Mormon plural marriage would not go away -- nor would federal concerns over the establishment of a Mormon theocracy. In 1871, Young was tried under an 1862 federal law that prohibited polygamy in US territories. At the time, Young had more than 20 wives and 47 children. When he was eventually acquitted, prosecutors attempted to prove Young's complicity in the Mountain Meadows Massacre 20 years earlier. In 1877, John D. Lee was brought to trial, but he refused to implicate Young. After an initial acquittal, supposedly influenced by the Mormon leader, Lee was retried, found guilty and condemned to death. The question of Young's role was never definitively determined.

    Brigham Young died shortly after Lee's trial, on August 29, 1877. Federal authorities continued their assault against Mormon theocracy and marriage practices, until in 1890, the Mormon church relinquished the practice of polygamy. In 1896 the territory of Utah was admitted into the union as the 45th state. Various former Mormons, who have continued the practice of polygamy to the present day, have been excommunicated by the Mormon church.
     
  6. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    47 chjildren... obviously they did not go to private school! :lol:
     
  7. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Seems to be an inaccurate number according to this statement on his life from www.lightplanet.com. Not sure which is accurate.

     
  8. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member

    Breed'em Young married women under the threat of eternal damnation. Gotta feel sorry for these women especially the young ones and condemn their fathers for allowing it to happen.

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  9. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Overall period, the guy had minium 20 wives and minium 47 kids, man, thank God they didnt have child support issues back then...imagine paying child support for at least 47 kids plus alimony!