What Happened in 1843

Significant Events

  • May 22 1st wagon train with 700 - 1000 migrants, departs Independence, Missouri for Oregon
  • Jul 19 Brunel's steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becomes first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and the largest vessel afloat in the world
  • Dec 1 1st chartered mutual life insurance company opens
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Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy

On July 12, 1843

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