Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About July 26 In Utah History

---Learn Every Day: UT Today In History Facts Texted Each Day - Text: history ut To: 618-270-4005---

1. The Pioneer Day holiday is celebrated annually in Utah on July 24, but on July 26, 1847, Brigham Young entered the Salt Lake Valley with the first group of Mormon pioneers, initiating the settlement of Utah.
2. The Bingham Canyon Mine, one of the world's largest open-pit copper mines, experienced a catastrophic landslide on July 26, 2013, causing extensive damage and disrupting operations for several months.
3. In 1862, the federal government established Fort Douglas near Salt Lake City, which played a significant role in the Utah War and served as a military post throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
4. On July 26, 1949, musician and actor Mick Jagger was born in Dartford, England. Jagger and the Rolling Stones performed in Salt Lake City in 1965 and 1966, sparking controversy and protests from conservative residents.
5. The University of Utah's Eccles Health Sciences Library opened on July 26, 1968, providing resources and services for health professionals and students in the state. The library is named after the Eccles family, prominent Utah business leaders and philanthropists.
  • Tags: UT

Older Post Newer Post

Added to cart!
Free Shipping on Every Order | Unconditional Lifetime Warranty | Purchase Orders Accepted | Family Owned and Operated Free Priority Shipping On All USA Orders You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Fee Free Financing Available - Pay Just 25% Today - Just Choose Installment Pay At Checkout Free Shipping On All Orders You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping