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

About April 25, 1830

Colesville, New York—
Joseph Smith performed the first miracle after the organization of the Church by casting a devil out of Newel Knight.

June 1830

Colesville, New York—
Joseph Smith received by revelation what is now the first chapter of the book of Moses in the Pearl of Great Price.

June 9, 1830

Fayette, New York—
Joseph Smith conducted the first conference of the Church since its organization, with about thirty members assembled.

In 1830

Hiram, Ohio—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 74, a revelation answering some of his questions about Paul's teachings in 1 Corinthians 7:14.

June 28, 1830

Colesville, New York—
Joseph Smith's wife, Emma, and twelve others were baptized by Oliver Cowdery at the Joseph Knight farm.

June 30, 1830

Fayette, New York—
Joseph Smith's brother Samuel departed on one of the first missions for the Church, traveling into Ontario, Monroe, and Livingston counties in New York.
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About June 30, 1830

South Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York—
People v. Smith: Joseph Smith was tried and discharged by Justice of the Peace Joel Noble on charges of being a disorderly person for claiming that he could discover lost goods.

About July 1, 1830

Broome County, New York—
People v. Smith: Joseph Smith was re-arrested and taken to Broome County to be tried again on the charge of being a disorderly person before Justice of the Peace Joseph Chamberlin. Joseph Smith was acquitted again.

About July 4, 1830

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 24, a revelation relating to his and Oliver Cowdery's callings.

About July 5, 1830

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 25, a revelation directing Emma, the "elect lady," to assemble the first hymnbook for the Church.

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