On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1844

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young

1844 Highlights

About August 8, 1844

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 176 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo