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5 Fun Facts About July 23 In Utah History

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1. The town of Brigham City was founded on July 23, 1851, by a group of Mormon pioneers led by Brigham Young. The town was named in honor of Young, who was the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time.

2. The first newspaper in Utah, the Deseret News, was first published on July 23, 1850. The newspaper was founded by a group of Mormon pioneers who wanted to create a news source for their fellow believers.

3. On July 23, 1903, the first Pioneer Day was celebrated in Utah. Pioneer Day is a state holiday that commemorates the arrival of the first Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847.

4. The famous Utah Shakespeare Festival began on July 23, 1962. The festival, which takes place in Cedar City, Utah, is one of the oldest and largest Shakespeare festivals in the United States.

5. On July 23, 2003, Elizabeth Smart, a teenager from Salt Lake City, was found alive nine months after she was abducted from her home. The case gained national attention and brought awareness to issues of child abduction and exploitation.
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