Several curious tidbits that happened on this day in Mormon History
130 years ago today - Jan 23, 1889
Russian author Leo Tolstoy writes in his diary: "I wrote down a few things. I read both the Mormon Bible and the life of Smith and I was horrified. Yes, religion, religion proper, is the product of deception, lies for a good purpose. An illustration of this is obvious, extreme in the deception: The Life of Smith; but also other religions, religions proper, only in differing degrees." He had been sent the Book of Mormon and George Q. Cannon's LIFE OF JOSEPH SMITH by Susa Young Gates, a daughter of Brigham Young.