Today in Mormon History - Aug 16

The first company of immigrating Saints of the season, which had left Florence May 29th, under Capt. David H. Cannon's charge, arrived in G.S.L. City. The company consisted of 225 persons, with 57 wagons. (1)
-- 150 years ago today - Aug 16, 1861 (Friday)

[Same-Sex Marriage] The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals motions panel (EDWARD LEAVY, MICHAEL DALY HAWKINS and SIDNEY R. THOMAS), order a longer stay on Judge Walkers decision, so no same-sex marriages will be performed in California until after the District Court makes its decision. In setting forth the order, the District Court called for a very fast track - briefs due mid-September and replies due a month later - noting the case would go to hearings in early December. The motions panel also directed appellants to address the issue of standing - whether they even had the right to appeal the decision to the 9th circuit in the first place, as the only party interested in appealing Walkers decision was the Defendant-Intervenors (the Protect Marriage coalition folks led by Andy Pugno). Case numbers for the appeal are: 10-16696 (Main appeal) 10-16751 (Intervenor appeal) http: (2)
-- 1 year ago - 8/16/2010

[Joseph Smith Sermon] Instruction delivered at Nauvoo, Ill., on Monday August 16, 1841

Twelve to Preside Now - Translation of Book of Abraham (3)
-- 170 years ago today - 16Aug41

1 - Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology
2 - Mormons for Marriage: A Prop 8 Timeline,
3 - The Parallel Joseph,

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