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Salt Lake City - Notable Historical Events

Brigham YoungJul 24, 1847

Mickey WrightAug 26, 1962

Ted BundyOct 3, 1974

Ken JenningsNov 30, 2004

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Salt Lake City - Historical Events
Date Event
1847-07-24

Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, UT

1850-02-28

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

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.

1890-09-24

President of Mormon Church in Salt Lake City issues a manifesto advising members that teaching & practice of polygamy should be abandoned

1893-04-06

Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City dedicated

1908-05-30

US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah authorized

1909-02-01

US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah opens

1925-03-24

KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions

1925-10-18

Salt Lake City (PCL) Tony Lazzeri hits his 60th HR of the season

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

1948-04-15

KCPX (now KTVX) TV channel 4 in Salt Lake City, UT (ABC) 1st broadcast

1949-06-01

KSL TV channel 5 in Salt Lake City, UT (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954-09-26

KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting

1958-01-20

KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962-08-26

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open

1974-10-03

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

1974-11-08

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

1981-09-28

Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City

1984-06-16

Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)

1987-02-20

Bomb blamed on Unabomber explodes by computer store in Salt Lake City

1987-06-24

Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consec win streak

1987-07-27

Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive

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

1993-02-21

43rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-132 (OT) at Salt Lake City

1995-06-16

Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002

1999-08-11

The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.

2000-07-20

The leaders of Salt Lake City's bid to win the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering

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.

2007-02-12

A gunman opens fire in a mall in Salt Lake City, killing 5 people in the Trolley Square shooting.

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Salt Lake City - Notable Birthdays

RoseanneNov 3, 1952

Salt Lake City - Birthdays
Date Event
1856-11-22

Heber J Grant, Salt Lake City, 7th pres of Mormon church

1870-04-04

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

1893-04-23

Frank Borzage, Salt Lake City, director (7th Heaven, Strange Cargo)

1897-01-19

Natacha Rambova, Salt Lake City UT, costume designer

1913-01-06

Loretta Young, Salt Lake City Ut, actr (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger)

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)

1918-10-13

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

1923-02-15

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

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)

1928-12-25

Earl Brown, Salt Lake City Ut, actor (Stovall-Operation Petticoat)

1934-09-27

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

1939-10-29

Sølve Grotmol, OL Salt Lake City 2002

1942-07-09

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

1952-11-03

Roseanne, [Barr Arnold], Salt Lake City, comedienne/TV star (Roseanne)

1964-06-24

Gary Suter, Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games

1968-09-03

Dawn Allinger, Salt Lake City UT, team handball back court (Oly-1996)

1970-08-08

Johann Mühlegg, OL Salt Lake City 2002

1971-03-25

Cammi Granato, Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games

1971-09-03

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

1972-11-11

Steve Konowalchuk, Salt Lake City, NHL center (Washington Capitals)

1972-12-28

Adam Clawson, Salt Lake City UT, slalom single canoe (Olympic-19th-96)

1973-01-28

Tatiana Malinina, Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games

1973-02-18

Irina Lobacheva, Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games

1973-12-18

Ilia Averbukh, Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games

1976-02-17

Roman Skorniakov, Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games

1976-06-12

Tae Satoya, Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games

1978-9-19

Vanessa Gusmeroli, Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games

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)

1980-06-07

Vanessa Giunchi, Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games

1981-03-23

Takeshi Honda, Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games

1982-12-13

Yoshie Onda, Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games

1986-05-15

Mackenzie Palumbos, Auditions: Salt Lake City

1989-11-13

Brianna Gardner, Salt Lake City and Dallas

Salt Lake City - Notable Weddings

Brigham YoungOct 8, 1824

Tony TrabertOct 26, 1953

Salt Lake City - Weddings
Date Event
1824-10-08

Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York

1872-12-08

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

2009-01-09

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

Salt Lake City - Deaths
Date Event
2010-01-30

Sølve Grotmol, OL Salt Lake City 2002

2012-08-13

Brianna Gardner, Salt Lake City and Dallas


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