On This Day

Historical Events in August 1844

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 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
  • Aug 29 1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win