LDS History, Feb 20, 1843

-- Feb 20, 1843
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith stopped two boys from fighting in the street and instructed them about their inappropriate behavior, after which he lectured bystanders for not interfering. (1)

-- about Feb 24, 1843
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith dictated a 78-stanza poem written for William W. Phelps that was based on the revelation in Doctrine & Covenants 76. (1)

-- ca. Feb 25, 1843
[Lucy Mack Smith] Lucy becomes ill "with inflammation of the lungs" and Joseph nurses her himself for the next three days. (2)

-- Feb 26, 1843
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith stayed at home all day nursing his mother, who was sick with inflammation of the lungs. (1)

-- Feb 28, 1843
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith saw a notice in the Chicago Express about the signs of the Son of Man and wrote to the editor of the Church newspaper Times and Seasons on this topic. (1)

-- Mar 2, 1843
[Lucy Mack Smith] The Illinois House of Representatives considers and passes a bill to repeal part of the Nauvoo city charter, despite William Smith's opposition. The measure fails in the Senate on 4 March. (2)

-- Mar 4, 1843
Nauvoo, Illinois. In the evening, Joseph Smith said, For a man to be great, he must not dwell on small things, though he may enjoy them. (1)

-- Mar 10, 1843
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith opened court at 10:00 a.m. and rendered a decision regarding a malpractice suit. That night he and others observed rays of light in the sky in the shape of a sword. The following day he would prophesy that the sword was a sign of a speedy and bloody war to come. (1)

-- Mar 11, 1843
Ramus, Illinois. Joseph Smith traveled with Brigham Young from Nauvoo to Ramus, where with one hand Joseph pulled up the strongest man in the town in a stick-pulling contest. (1)

-- Mar 13, 1843
Ramus, Illinois. Joseph Smith wrestled with and threw the most expert wrestler in Ramus and later blessed 19 children with great fervency. (1)

-- Mar 14, 1843
Nauvoo, Illinois. After Joseph Smith returned from Ramus, Illinois, he taught Jedediah M. Grant why he (Joseph) had turned pale and lost strength the previous day while blessing 19 children. (1)

-- Mar 18, 1843
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith spent most of the morning in the office and fell asleep with his head on a pile of law books. Later that day he played ball with some boys. (1)

-- Mar 21, 1843
[U.S. Religious History] Preacher William Miller of Massachusetts predicted the world would end on this date. Obviously, the world did not end, but Miller's ideas led to the creation of the Adventist churches in America. (3)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
3 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
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