On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1844

Historical Events

Historic Event

Brigham Young chosen as head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints following the death of Joseph Smith

1844 Highlights

About August 8, 1844

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 177 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo