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Utah - Notable Historical Events

Brigham YoungOct 16, 1875

Ted BundyOct 3, 1974

Ken JenningsNov 30, 2004

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Utah - Historical Events
Date Event
1826-08-22

Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah

1848-05-30

Mexico ratifies treaty giving US; New Mexico, California & parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona & Colorado in return for $15 million

1850-02-28

The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1850-09-09

Territories of New Mexico & Utah created

1856-06-09

500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.

1857-09-11

Mountain Meadows Massacre, Mormons dressed as Indians murder 120 colonists in Utah

1861-03-02

US creates Dakota & Nevada Territories out of the Nebraska & Utah ter

1863-07-30

Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah.

1868-07-25

US Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah & Idaho)

1875-10-16

Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.

1895-11-05

US state Utah accepts female suffrage

1896-01-04

Following Mormon abandonment of polygamy, Utah admitted as 45th state

1896-10-30

Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes 1st female senator

1896-11-03

Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah elected 1st female senator

1897-01-11

M H Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in US (Utah)

1900-05-01

Premature blast collapses mine tunnel killing 200 at Scofield, Utah

1908-04-16

Natural Bridges National Monument forms (Lake Powell, Utah)

1908-05-30

US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah authorized

1909-02-01

US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah opens

1914-01-13

IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia

1915-10-04

Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah is established

1918-07-22

Lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah's Wasatch National Park

1924-03-08

Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate Utah

1926-02-17

Avalanche buries 75 in Sap Gulch Bingham Utah, 40 die

1933-06-30

US Assay Offices in Helena Mon, Boise Id & Salt Lake City Utah closes

1938-12-01

School bus & train collide in Salt Lake City Utah

1944-03-28

6th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth 42-40

1944-12-31

48 people die in a train accident in Ogden, Utah

1953-05-19

Nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George, Utah)

1961-03-25

3rd place game is one of the wildest contests in NCAA Tournament history as St Joseph's defeats Utah 127-120 in 4 overtimes

1965-11-04

Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 MPH) in Utah

1966-08-10

Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again

1968-04-12

Nerve gas accident at Skull Valley, Utah.

1970-09-05

Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record)

1971-05-18

4th ABA Championship: Utah Stars beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3

1973-02-06

6th ABA All-Star Game: West 123 beats East 111 at Utah

1974-05-10

7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1

1974-10-03

Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

1974-10-31

Ted Bundy victim Laura Aime disappears in Utah

1974-11-08

Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

1975-07-04

Ted Bundy victim Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah

1976-11-10

Utah Supreme Court approves execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore

1982-12-02

1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (U of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart

1984-01-05

Adrian Dantly (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws

1984-09-15

Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985

1984-12-19

Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people

1985-01-02

Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score

1985-02-01

-69°F (-56°C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record)

1989-03-23

2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature

1990-12-16

KUSW, Salt Lake City Utah, final shortwave radio transmissions

1990-12-17

KTBN, Salt Lake City Utah, begins shortwave radio transmissions

1991-10-04

Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah

1991-11-07

1st NBA game in Delta City, Utah Jazz beats Seattle 103-95

1994-07-23

Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss

1997-06-13

51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2

1998-06-14

52nd NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz, 4 games to 2

2002-02-08

XIX Winter Olympics opens in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

2002-02-24

XIX Winter Olympics closes in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

2004-11-30

Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television's all-time biggest game show haul.

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Utah - Notable Birthdays

John StocktonMar 26, 1962

Jewel KilcherMay 23, 1974

Utah - Birthdays
Date Event
1843-05-06

Grove Karl Gilbert, geologist, investigated Lake Bonneville, Utah

1870-04-04

George A Smith, Salt Lake City Utah, 8th pres of Mormon church

1873-09-08

David O McKay, Huntsville, Utah, 9th pres of Mormon church

1876-11-07

Culbert Olson, Fillmore Utah, (Gov-D-Cal)

1888-02-23

J. Spencer Cornwall, Monumental Utah

1898-03-23

Hazel Dawn, [LaTout], Utah, actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl)

1906-08-19

Philo T Farnsworth, Beaver Utah, inventor (electronic TV)

1908-10-25

Polly Ann Young, The Man from Utah

1909-10-13

Herblock, [Herbert L Block], Roosevelt, Utah, political cartoonist

1911-09-23

Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (d. 2003)

1913-04-17

Paul Langton, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Leslie-Peyton Place)

1915-04-01

Art Lund, Salt Lake City Utah, singer (Ken Murray Show)

1917-10-13

Laraine Day, Roosevelt Utah, actress (Dr Kildaire, I've Got a Secret)

1918-10-13

Robert Walker, Salt Lake City Utah, actor/writer (Bataan, Mme Curie)

1919-12-11

Marie Windsor, [Emily Marie Bertelson], Utah, American actress (Double Deal)

1920-03-27

Beverly Lloyd, Utah

1923-02-15

Keene Curtis, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Magician, Amanda's)

1925-03-19

Brent Scowcroft, Ogden Utah, Lt Gen (USAF)/National Security Council

1925-03-21

Utah Ground, Not for Publication

1925-06-17

Keith Larsen, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Hunter, Brave Eagle)

1928-04-06

Joi Lansing, Salt Lake City Utah, actress (Bob Cummings Show)

1930-05-18

Don Leslie Lind, Midvale Utah, astronaut (STS 51-B)

1932-08-14

James V Hansen, (Rep-R-Utah, 1981- )

1932-10-12

Jake Edwin Garn, (Sen-R-Utah, 1974- )/astronaut (STS 51D)

1933-09-18

Robert F Bennett, (Sen-R Utah)

1934-09-27

Wilford Brimley, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Gus-Our House, Cocoon)

1935-05-15

Utah Phillips, Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind

1936-07-16

Buddy Merrill, Torrey Utah, guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show)

1939-10-25

Zelmo Beaty, Hillister, TX, basketball player (St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars), (d. 2013)

1940-07-05

Karen Shepherd, (Rep-D-Utah)

1940-08-20

Sam Melville, Utah, actor (Mike Danko-Rookies, Roughnecks)

1941-05-04

David LaFlamme, Utah, electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day)

1942-07-09

Edy Williams, Salt Lake City Utah, actress (Dr Minx)

1948-05-29

Anthony Geary, Coalville Utah, actor (Luke/Bill-General Hospital)

1948-09-22

Bill Orton, (Rep-D-Utah)

1949-06-22

Alan Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)

1951-08-28

Wayne Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)

1953-04-30

Merrill Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)

1954-9-02

Gary Papa, The Pope of Utah

1955-02-28

Adrian Dantley, Wash DC, NBA forward (Olympic-gold-1976, Utah Jazz)

1955-03-02

Jay Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)

1957-12-09

Donny Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)

1959-02-16

Kelly Tripuka, Glenn Ridge NJ, NBA forward (Det Pistons, Utah Jazz)

1959-08-02

Britt Helfer, Clearfield Utah, actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat)

1960-12-19

Mike Lookinland, Mt Pleasant Utah, actor (Bobby-Brady Bunch)

1961-07-23

Antoine Carr, NBA forward/center (Utah Jazz)

1962-03-26

John Stockton, Spokane Washington, NBA guard (Utah Jazz, Olympics-gold-96)

1962-06-12

Michael Link, Provo Utah, actor (Earl-Julia)

1963-04-16

Jimmy Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Donnie & Marie)

1963-05-03

Jeff Hornacek, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)

1963-07-24

Karl Malone, Summeerfield LA, NBA forward (Utah, Oly-2 gold-92, 96)

1964-03-10

Cynthia Brimhall, Ogden Utah, playmate (Oct, 1985)

1965-04-10

Karen Booker, WNBA center (Utah Starzz)

1965-08-08

Utah, Porn Stars from Mars

1966-01-20

Chris Morris, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)

1966-08-29

Dan Truman, St George Utah, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)

1968-01-05

Felton Spencer, NBA center (Utah Jazz)

1968-05-09

David Benoit, NBA forward (Utah Jazz, NJ Nets)

1968-09-04

John Preston, Utah, actor (Greg-General Hospital)

1968-10-03

Greg Foster, NBA center (Utah Jazz)

1970-02-22

Adam Keefe, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)

1970-04-02

Tammi Reiss, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)

1970-08-16

Dena Head, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)

1970-09-04

Jennifer Nakken, Cedar City Utah, Miss Utah-America (1991)

1970-12-31

Bryon Russell, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)

1971-02-12

Tracy Kennick, Miss Utah USA (1996)

1971-03-12

Patrick Dillon, The Utah Murder Project

1971-09-03

Tonja Marie Christensen, Salt Lake City Utah, playmate (Nov, 1991)

1971-12-02

Jessie Hicks, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)

1972-01-03

Deborah Carter, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)

1972-01-28

Elena Baranova, WNBA center (Utah Starzz)

1972-02-23

Jamie Watson, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)

1972-12-04

Howard Eisley, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)

1973-03-06

Greg Ostertag, NBA center (Utah Jazz)

1973-03-08

Nanette Pearson, Pleasant Grove Utah, Miss America-Utah (1997)

1973-12-13

Shandon Anderson, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)

1974-01-05

Mònica Aguilera Viladomiu, Primal Quest Utah

1974-05-23

Jewel Kilcher, Payson, Utah, American singer-songwriter (Pieces of You)

1974-08-12

Wendy Palmer, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)

1974-10-14

Kim Williams, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)

1975-02-11

Jacque Vaughn, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)

1975-08-12

Raegan Scott, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)

1975-09-10

Temple Taggart, Miss USA-Utah (1997, top 6)

1975-11-04

Michael Osmond, Utah, singer (Osmond Boys)

1976-03-31

Amanda Moody, Orem Utah, Miss America-Utah (1996)

1976-11-11

Eric C. Dickson, The Utah Murder Project

1977-02-14

Nathan Osmond, Utah, vocalist (Osmond Boys)

1977-11-05

Jodi Webb, Miss Utah Teen USA (1996)

1978-03-03

Douglas Osmond, Provo Utah, vocalist (Osmond Boys)

1978-12-02

Jarron Collins, American basketball player for Utah Jazz

1979-04-04

Charles Butler, Salt Lake City Utah, dance skater (& Joseph-1997 Natl)

1980-03-15

Deidra Graham, Salt Lake City Utah, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)

1980-06-19

Amy Merrill, Miss Utah Teen USA (1997)

1986-05-30

Chance Chancellor, Utah

1986-11-27

Nicole Travolta, The Utah Murder Project

Utah - Notable Weddings

Brigham YoungDec 8, 1872

Jack DempseyOct 9, 1916

Tony TrabertOct 26, 1953

Katherine HeiglDec 23, 2007

Utah - Weddings
Date Event
1872-12-08

Religious leader Brigham Young (71) weds his fifty-fifth wife Hannah Tapfield in Salt Lake City, Utah

1916-10-09

Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah

1953-10-26

Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah

1974-07-16

"The Osmonds" singer Alan Osmond (25) weds Suzanne Pinegar at LDS Temple in Provo, Utah

1978-05-08

Singer Donny Osmond (20) weds Debra Glenn (19) at Salt Lake Temple in Utah

2007-09-29

Olympic downhill skier Lindsey Kildow (23) weds former Olympic skier Thomas Vonn (31) at the Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah

2007-12-23

"Dr. Izzie Stevens" actress Katherine Heigl (29) weds singer-songwriter Josh Kelley (27) at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah

2009-01-09

High School Musical actress KayCee Stroh (24) weds Ben Higginson (24) at Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah

2012-12-25

Marie Osmond's daughter Rachael Osmond (23) weds Gabriel Krueger (22) in Park City, Utah

Utah - Deaths
Date Event
1949-11-21

George Webster, Utah

1955-08-26

Bob Miller, Utah

1977-01-17

Gary Gilmore, executed in Utah, 1st US execution since 1967

1983-02-26

J. Spencer Cornwall, Monumental Utah

1992-10-08

Lindsley Parsons, The Man from Utah

1997-01-21

Polly Ann Young, The Man from Utah

2002-12-18

Wayne Owens, former U.S. Congressman (D-Utah) (b. 1937)

2006-02-09

Utah Ground, Not for Publication

2008-05-23

Utah Phillips, Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind

2009-02-20

Larry H. Miller, American businessman and owner of the Utah Jazz (b. 1944)

2009-06-19

Gary Papa, The Pope of Utah

2010-10-22

Beverly Lloyd, Utah


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