Chronology of Church and World History, 1847–77

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    1847

    Pioneers reach Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young, 2nd Church President.

    1846– 1932

    Era of great emigration from Europe to the Americas and Asia.

       

    1848

    Spontaneous revolution throughout Europe.

       

    1849

    California Gold Rush.

    1850– 1854

    Church begins numerous missions in Europe; also missions in Pacific, India, South America.

    1850– 1855

    Taiping Rebellion in China.

    1852

    Doctrine of plural marriage publicly announced.

       
       

    1853– 1856

    Crimean War.

    1857

    U.S.A. Army troops to Utah.

       
       

    1859

    Charles Darwin publishes his work “On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection.”

       

    1861

    Emancipation of Russian peasants

       

    1861– 1865

    Civil War in U.S.A.

       

    1864

    Pasteurization developed

       

    1865

    First antiseptic surgery.

    1867

    Tabernacle completed

    1866

    Prussian-Italian war vs. Austria

       

    1868– 1912

    Meiji era in Japan; Westernization, modernization.

    1869

    Young Ladies’ Retrenchment Association (later YWMIA) organized

    1869

    Suez canal opened. America’s first transcontinental railroad completed at Promontory Summit, Utah.

       

    1870

    Italian unification completed.

       

    1870– 1871

    Franco-Prussian War. Germany unified, 1871.

    1874

    United Orders established.

       

    1875

    Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association organized. Brigham Young Academy (later Brigham Young University) founded at Provo, Utah.

       
       

    1876

    Telephone invented

    1877

    Brigham Young dies.