June 09, 2004

Today / June 9

by PG

Today in History (1856) - Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts. One hundred twenty two years later, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens the Mormon priesthood to "all worthy men,"ending a 148-year-old policy excluding black men.

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