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2 April 1872
Another Constitution Finished by Mormons, Sent to Washington for Approval

Another Constitution Finished by Mormons, Sent to Washington for Approval

15 April 1872
Watson v. Jones: Secular Courts Can't Necessarily Overrule Church Tribunals

Watson v. Jones: Secular Courts Can't Necessarily Overrule Church Tribunals

11 August 1872
Birth of Future Supreme Court Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone

Birth of Future Supreme Court Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone

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18 November 1872
Susan B. Anthony Arrested by U.S. Marshal for Voting in U.S. Presidential Election

Susan B. Anthony Arrested by U.S. Marshal for Voting in U.S. Presidential Election

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3 March 1873
Passage of the Comstock Act, First Federal Antiobscenity Law

Passage of the Comstock Act, First Federal Antiobscenity Law

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10 April 1873
Brigham Young Renounces Temporal Powers in Utah

Brigham Young Renounces Temporal Powers in Utah

4 June 1873
Birth of Charles F. Parham, Early Leader of Charismatic Christians in America

Birth of Charles F. Parham, Early Leader of Charismatic Christians in America

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23 June 1874
Poland Act Gives Prosecution of Mormon Polygamy Higher Priority in U.S. Courts

Poland Act Gives Prosecution of Mormon Polygamy Higher Priority in U.S. Courts

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10 October 1874
Brigham Young's 27th Wife, Ann E. Young, is Excommunicated From Mormon Church

Brigham Young's 27th Wife, Ann E. Young, is Excommunicated From Mormon Church

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23 October 1874
Mormon George Reynolds Indicted for Bigamy

Mormon George Reynolds Indicted for Bigamy

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0 March 1875
Brigham Young Refuses Court Order to Pay Support to Wife Suing for Divorce

Brigham Young Refuses Court Order to Pay Support to Wife Suing for Divorce

3 October 1875
Hebrew Union College Becomes First Jewish College in U.S. to Train Rabbis

Hebrew Union College Becomes First Jewish College in U.S. to Train Rabbis

16 October 1875
Brigham Young University Founded in Provo, Utah

Brigham Young University Founded in Provo, Utah

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30 October 1875
Mormon George Reynolds Indicted a Second Time for Bigamy

Mormon George Reynolds Indicted a Second Time for Bigamy

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6 March 1876
First Color Vision Observations Recorded by Charles S. Peirce

First Color Vision Observations Recorded by Charles S. Peirce

15 May 1876
First Ethical Culture Society Meeting in New York City

First Ethical Culture Society Meeting in New York City

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2 August 1876
Death of James Butler Hickok, Better Known as Wild Bill Hickok

Death of James Butler Hickok, Better Known as Wild Bill Hickok

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23 March 1877
Mormon Fanatic John Doyle Lee Executed by Firing Squad for Mountain Meadows Massacre

Mormon Fanatic John Doyle Lee Executed by Firing Squad for Mountain Meadows Massacre

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18 April 1877
Charles S. Peirce Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Charles S. Peirce Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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29 August 1877
Death of Mormon Leader Brigham Young

Death of Mormon Leader Brigham Young

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23 December 1877

Woman's Christian Temperance Union Organized in Hillsboro, Ohio

14 January 1878
Supreme Court Rules on Segregation

Supreme Court Rules on Segregation

4 June 1878
Birth of Franklin Nathaniel Daniel Buchman, Social Gospel Leader

Birth of Franklin Nathaniel Daniel Buchman, Social Gospel Leader

6 January 1879

Supreme Court Upholds Conviction of Mormon George Reynolds

15 February 1879
Women Allowed to Argue Cases Before Supreme Court

Women Allowed to Argue Cases Before Supreme Court

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14 September 1879
Birth of Margaret Sanger, Catholic & Activist for Birth Control

Birth of Margaret Sanger, Catholic & Activist for Birth Control

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7 January 1880

U.S. Rep. Barber's Anti-Flag Desecration Bill Goes Nowhere

11 March 1880
Birth of Harry Laughlin, Director of Eugenics Record Office in U.S.

Birth of Harry Laughlin, Director of Eugenics Record Office in U.S.

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12 September 1880
Birth of Henry Louis Mencken - Journalist, Author, Critic of Religion

Birth of Henry Louis Mencken - Journalist, Author, Critic of Religion

10 October 1880
John Taylor Becomes President of LDS Church

John Taylor Becomes President of LDS Church

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26 September 1881
Birth of Hiram Wesley Evans, Future KKK Imperial Wizard

Birth of Hiram Wesley Evans, Future KKK Imperial Wizard

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26 October 1881
Gunfight at O.K. Corral Occurs in Tombstone, Arizona

Gunfight at O.K. Corral Occurs in Tombstone, Arizona

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16 February 1882
Edmunds Act Passed by U.S, Senate Aimed Prosecuting Mormon Polygamy

Edmunds Act Passed by U.S, Senate Aimed Prosecuting Mormon Polygamy

23 March 1882
Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act is Signed Making Polygamy a Federal Felony

Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act is Signed Making Polygamy a Federal Felony

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10 April 1882
Fifth Constitutional Convention in Utah Convened by Mormons in Quest of Statehood

Fifth Constitutional Convention in Utah Convened by Mormons in Quest of Statehood

27 April 1882
New State Constitution Signed by Mormon Delegates Sent to Washington

New State Constitution Signed by Mormon Delegates Sent to Washington

7 August 1882

Birth of American Philosopher George Plimpton Adams

21 January 1884

Birth of Roger Baldwin, Founder of the ACLU

28 January 1885

Murphy v. Ramsey: Supreme Court Will Reject Challenge to the Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act

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23 March 1885
Murphy v. Ramsey: Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act Challenged, Will Be Upheld

Murphy v. Ramsey: Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act Challenged, Will Be Upheld

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2 May 1885
Mormons Protest Federal Crackdown on Polygamy in Salt Lake City

Mormons Protest Federal Crackdown on Polygamy in Salt Lake City

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13 May 1885
Mormons Meet President Cleveland, Protest Prosecutions of Polygamists

Mormons Meet President Cleveland, Protest Prosecutions of Polygamists

12 January 1886
U.S. Senate Passes Edmunds-Tucker Bill Aimed at Mormon Church

U.S. Senate Passes Edmunds-Tucker Bill Aimed at Mormon Church

19 February 1887
Congress Passes Revised Version of Edmunds-Tucker Bill to Undermine Mormon Church

Congress Passes Revised Version of Edmunds-Tucker Bill to Undermine Mormon Church

8 June 1887
Herman Hollerith Applies for US Patent for Punch Card Counting Machine

Herman Hollerith Applies for US Patent for Punch Card Counting Machine

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30 June 1887
Mormons Convene Sixth Constitutional Convention for Statehood

Mormons Convene Sixth Constitutional Convention for Statehood

7 July 1887
Sixth Constitutional Convention for Utah Statehood Finishes its Work

Sixth Constitutional Convention for Utah Statehood Finishes its Work

25 July 1887
Death of John Taylor, Third Leader of Mormon Church

Death of John Taylor, Third Leader of Mormon Church

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1 August 1887
Utah Approves Sixth Constitution with Major Concessions on Bigamy and Polygamy

Utah Approves Sixth Constitution with Major Concessions on Bigamy and Polygamy

8 November 1887
Death of John Henry 'Doc' Holliday at 36 From Tuberculosis

Death of John Henry 'Doc' Holliday at 36 From Tuberculosis

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