185 years ago today - Jul 30, 1837

... in Preston, England, Elders Russell, Hyde, and Kimball ... at the River Ribble they baptize nine members. George D. Watt runs a race with another for the honor of being the first to be baptized in England in this dispensation and wins; nine thousand spectators watch.

[Orson F. Whitney, Life of Heber C. Kimball 129-32; Conkling, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology]

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