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Timeline of Mormonism

23 Dec 1805

Birth of Joseph Smith

1820

God and Jesus appear to 14-year-old Joseph Smith in the "First Vision"

1823

Angel Moroni reveals location of golden plates to Joseph Smith

1827

Joseph Smith marries Emma Hale

1830

Joseph Smith publishes the Book of Mormon, an English translation of the golden plates

6 Apr 1830

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints founded

1835

Joseph Smith publishes the Book of Commandments

1838

Massacre at Haun's Mill

1839

Joseph Smith and his followers settle in Illinois, found the city of Nauvoo

1843

A special revelation to Joseph Smith introduces polygamy in the Mormon Church

1843

Joseph Smith runs for President of the United States

1844

Joseph Smith is killed by a mob while awaiting trial for promoting a riot

1847

Brigham Young establishes the First Presidency

1848

Mormon headquarters established at Salt Lake City, Utah

1850

James Strang crowned as "king"

1856

James Strang is shot and killed

1857

Utah War between Mormons and federal forces

1858

Mountain Meadows Massacre: Mormon militia kill 120 immigrants on their way to California

1860

Joseph Smith III claims to receive a revelation as Prophet/President of a "New Organization" of the Latter Day Saint church.

1882

Edmunds Act outlaws polygamy

1890

Mormons formally abolish polygamy

1978

A special revelation discontinues racism

2002

"Reform Mormonism" founded