Today in Mormon History posts a few items (daily) of LDS history that occurred on that day.
The entries are drawn from a church history database containing over 100,000 entries. A computer selects candidate posts each morning, giving priority for entries as follows:
1. An anniversary divisible by 50 (i.e. 50th, 100th, 150th, 200th)
2. An anniversary divisible by 25
3. An anniversary divisible by 10
4. An anniversary divisible by 5
An algorithm selects a few candidate entries from the list. Sometimes, an editor manually selects items from that list. The selected items are then posted to a blog, twitter, an email group, and facebook. Note this site has links in the right-hand column to sign up daily delivery.
The database is made up from a variety of sources, which were included if they had information that could contribute to a more complete understanding of Mormon history. The material from the chronologies are presented as is, and represent the author's interpretation. If you are an author or owner of information posted here and have questions, contact the editor at this address.
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