Chronology of Church and World History


 

Church

 

World

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