165 years ago today - Aug 2, 1857

Brigham Young publicly discusses the possible secession of the Mormon theocracy from the United States and the establishment of an independent kingdom. Heber C. Kimball issues a curse upon President Buchanan and predicts his untimely death (JD 5:129).

[Wikipedia, Utah War, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_War#Timeline_of_events]

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