130 years ago today - May 16, 1890

New Canadian law prohibiting polygamy goes into effect. This law closes an existing loophole: previously it had been illegal only to take an additional wife while already married. However a Mormon had publicly pointed out that marrying two wives simultaneously was therefore legal under the existing law.

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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