Several curious tidbits that happened on this day in Mormon History
170 years ago today - Apr 18, 1852
The First Presidency issues the "Seventh General Epistle" to the Saints. This epistle recounts missionary work and events of the previous winter, including the April conference and the construction of the Old Tabernacle. The epistle concludes by counseling Saints throughout the world to sustain their governments and keep the commandments of the Lord.