Chronology of Church and World History

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    1796

    Marriage of Joseph Smith, Sr., and Lucy Mack, Tunbridge, Vermont

    1803

    U.S. purchases Louisiana Territory.

    War erupts between Britain and France

    1801

    Brigham Young born, Whittingham, Vt.

    1804

    Napoleon crowned emperor in Paris

    1805

    Joseph Smith, Jr., born, Sharon, Vt.

    1804– 1826

    Latin American countries achieve independence

    1807

    Wilford Woodruff born, Avon, Conn.

    1806

    England prohibits slave trade

    1808

    John Taylor born, Milnthorpe, Engl.

    1807

    Robert Morrison, first Christian (Protestant) missionary arrives in China

    1814

    Lorenzo Snow born, Mantua, Ohio

    1812– 1815

    War of 1812

    1816

    Joseph Smith, Sr., family moved to Palmyra, New York

    1814

    First practical steam locomotive

    1818

    Joseph Smith, Sr., family moved to Manchester, New York

    1814– 1815

    Congress of Vienna

    1820

    Joseph Smith’s First Vision

    1815

    Napoleonic wars end; Treaty of Ghent

    1823– 1827

    Visitations of Angel Moroni

    1820s

    William E. Channing leads Unitarian movement

    1827

    Marriage of Joseph Smith, Jr., and Emma Hale

    1823

    Monroe Doctrine announced

    1829

    Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods restored

    Three Witnesses view Book of Mormon plates

    Translation of the Book of Mormon completed

    1825

    First railroad in England

    1829

    Independence of Greece

    1830

    Book of Mormon published

    1830

    Revolutions in France, Belgium, and Poland; Uprisings in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal; Rise of the Disciples of Christ

    1830s

    William Miller begins Adventist movement

    1831

    Saints directed by revelation to gather in Ohio

    1831

    Independence of Belgium