Mormon History, Jul 8, 1849

James J. Strang is publicly crowned "King of Zion" at St. James, Beaver Island, Michigan. Ceremony is performed by Jeorge J. Adams, former member of Joseph Smith's Council of Fifty. Non-believers and apostates murder Strang in 1856.

[source: On This Day in Mormon History,, based on Michael Quinn's Mormon Hierarchy vols 1 & 2]

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