Latter-day Saints Family (Mormonism)

All timeline entries for this religious group

Events by Name
1978 Revelation on Priesthood

In 1978, the Church of Latter-day Saints opened the priesthood to male members of African descent for the first time.

Death of Joseph Smith

An angry mob broke into Joseph Smith's jail cell and killed him on June 27, 1844. Smith became a martyr at the age of 38.

Early Mormon Women Found Female Relief Society

In 1842, four Mormon women organized the Female Relief Society to aid the poor and help women grow in the church.

First LDS Temple (Kirtland)

Joseph Smith founded the first Latter-day Saints temple in Kirtland, Ohio, on March 27, 1836.

Mitt Romney's Presidential Campaign

Mitt Romney became the first Mormon nominee for president when he ran as a Republican in 2012 against Barack Obama.

The Second Great Awakening

The Second Great Awakening(s) (1790s-1840s) fueled the rise of an evangelical Protestant majority in antebellum America, giving rise to new denominations and social reform organizations.


In 1847, Brigham Young led the Mormons into Utah after facing persecution at home. The land was considered a Mormon "Zion."

Biographies by Last Name
Smith, Joseph

Joseph Smith (1805-1844) was the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a controversial and influential new religious movement in America.

Young, Brigham

Brigham Young (1801-1877) succeeded Joseph Smith as Mormon president. He led a Mormon exodus to Utah and helped expand the church to 150,000 members.

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