Jews, Church, & Civilization V

INTRODUCTION

One of Nicholas’ goals was apparently to estrange as many children as possible from the Jewish religion, and he encouraged them to change their names and accept baptism.

1829 CE: BRAILLE

Louis Braille, 18, publishes the first book employing his reading system for the blind

–a system of six raised dots in different combinations and patterns.

Louis Braille had been blind since age 3 (b. 1809; d. 1852)

1829 CE: NEANDERTHAL SKULLS DISCOVERED

The skulls were discovered in Engis, Belgium by Schmerling.

Subsequent proximate “Neanderthal Man” discoveries would take place in Gibralter (1846), and in the Neander Valley near Dusseldorf (August, 1856)

1830 CE: THE MORMONS

Joseph Smith, Jr. (b. 1805; d. 1844) founds the Mormon Church in Fayette, NY.

The Church a.k.a. The Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS) is now based in Utah.

Brigham Young (b. 1801; d. 1877) emerged as a central figure, and a highly controversial one. He was president of the movement from 1847 until his death…. Founder of Salt Lake City and first governor of Utah. The centerpiece

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