Chronology of Church and World History, 1847–77


 

Church

 

World

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.