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FEBRUARY
February 2002

Rob Foster is elected as the first black Student body president of BYU.

Feb. 2, 1848
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed in Mexico City, extending U.S. boundaries to include Utah. Utah was part of Mexico. Other states ceded to the U.S. included Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Nevada.
Feb. 4, 1846
First company of Mormons leave Nauvoo, Illinois beginning a trek that eventually ends in the Salt Lake valley.
Feb. 4, 1851

Brigham Young makes first public acknowledgement of polygamy.

Feb. 4, 1892

Utah constitution outlaws polygamy.

Feb. 5, 1955
The greatest day in the history of the universe!
Feb. 6, 1851
City of Ogden incorporated.
Feb. 8, 1844

Joseph Smith's only acknowledged child from a polygamist union, Josephine, is born. Mother, Sylvia Sessions Lyons is legally married to Windsor P. Lyons, though she is married "celestially" to Smith.

Feb. 8, 2002
The Winter Olympics begin in Salt Lake City.
Feb. 11, 1861
Joseph Morris is disfellowshiped from Mormon church.
Feb. 12, 1942
Dugway Proving Grounds is officially open. Testing begins that summer. During World War II, Dugway tested toxic agents, flame throwers, chemical spray systems, biological warfare weapons, antidotes for chemical agents, and protective clothing.
Feb. 28, 1850
University of Utah founded.
 

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