190 years ago today - Apr 14, 1832

[Brigham Young]

Despite earlier exposure to Mormonism, he did not submit to baptism until 14 April 1832 and only then when other members of his immediate family joined. He found Mormonism appealing in its emphasis on Christian primitivism, its millennialistic orientation, authoritarianism, certain Puritan-like beliefs, and the fact that it offered him an avenue to achieve status and recognition through its lay priesthood.

[Utah History Encyclopedia: Brigham Young, http://www.uen.org/utah_history_encyclopedia/]

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