July 10

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1804 - Emma Hale Smith, wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith and first president of the Nauvoo Female Relief Society, is born in Harmony, Pennsylvania.

1838 - The Prophet Joseph, along with Sidney Rigdon, Hyrum Smith, and George W. Robinson, visited Adam-ondi-Ahman. (History of the Church, 4:47).

1847 - The pioneer company meets Miles Goodyear who was camped near by.  He was the first white farmer in what is now Utah. He lived near the Weber River in what is today the city of Ogden.  He assured the pioneers that crops would grow and mature in the Great Basin valleys.

1875 - Martin Harris, one of the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, dies in Clarkston, Utah at the age of ninety-two.  He is buried with a copy of the Book of Mormon in his right hand and a copy of the Doctrine and Covenants in his left.

1879 - The Sunday School Union issues the Deseret Sunday School Reader for children.

1993 - King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV of Tonga attends the thirtieth anniversary celebration of the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii.

2006 - Church member Nathan E. White was elected to serve as President General of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution for a one-year term.