Joseph Smith Jr.

On This Day

Spring 1820

Manchester, New York—
God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to the fourteen-year-old Joseph Smith in answer to his prayer.

Spring 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 10, a revelation about the designs of wicked men who had made alterations to the 116 lost manuscript pages. Parts of this revelation may have been received as early as summer 1828.

April 21 to about May 10, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith continued dictating the translation of the Book of Mormon to Oliver Cowdery.
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April 30, 1831

Kirtland, Ohio—
Joseph Smith's wife Emma gave birth to twins, a son and daughter, who lived only three hours. They were later identified in family records as Thadeus and Louisa.

April 30, 1832

Independence, Missouri—
Joseph Smith sat in council with the brethren and received Doctrine and Covenants 83, a revelation regarding the care of women and children without husbands or fathers.

April 1845

Unknown location—
Reid v. Smith: Payment in case of charge of riot and treason by the state of Illinois.
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Events

April 5, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith met Oliver Cowdery for the first time.

April 6, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith incurred a debt in purchasing a small home and land from his father-in-law, Isaac Hale.

About April 7, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith began dictating the translation of the Book of Mormon to Oliver Cowdery. At about this time, Joseph also received Doctrine and Covenants 6, a revelation to Oliver concerning translation.
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About April 9, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery received through the Urim and Thummim Doctrine and Covenants 7, a revelation answering their inquiry as to whether John the Beloved had tarried in the flesh or had died.

About April 10, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 8, a revelation for Oliver Cowdery granting to him the gift of translation.

April 14, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith commenced the second week of dictating the translation of the Book of Mormon to Oliver Cowdery.
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About April 16, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 9, a revelation directing Oliver Cowdery to be content to write rather than attempt to translate.

April 21 to about May 10, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith continued dictating the translation of the Book of Mormon to Oliver Cowdery.
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Summer 1829

Palmyra, New York—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 19, a revelation to Martin Harris concerning repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Martin was commanded to pay the debt that he had contracted with the printer for the publication of the Book of Mormon.

May or June 1829

Palmyra, New York—
Martin Harris's wife, Lucy, filed a complaint against Joseph Smith, attempting to prove that he never had gold plates.

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