Full Name: Joseph Smith Jr.
Profession: Religious Leader
Why Famous: Founder of the Latter Day Saint movement.
- 1827-01-17 Religious leader Joseph Smith Jr (21) weds church group movement leader Emma Smith (22) in South Bainbridge, New York
- 1820-03-26 Future Mormon church leader Joseph Smith has his "First Vision" in a wooded area of New York, according to Mormon scholars
- 1823-09-21 Moroni first appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith
- 1827-09-21 According to Joseph Smith Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into The Book of Mormon
- 1829-05-15 Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith
- 1830-04-06 Joseph Smith and 5 others officially organize the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fayette, New York
- 1832-03-24 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio
- 1843-07-12 Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy