180 years ago today - 1832 3 Dec.

[Joseph Smith] First counselor Jesse Gause is excommunicated, the first general authority permanently removed from office.

[Source: Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47, http://amzn.to/origins-power]

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