*This day in history note: June 27, 1844 - Joseph Smith Jr, founder/leader (Mormon Church), was shot by a mob at age 38. Caption: Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the first prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Charles Carter purchased copyright in 1885 from an unknown artist of the daguerrotype and hired Dan Weggeland to retouch it into this lithograph. Religion News Service file photo courtesy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Public Affairs Department

*This day in history note: June 27, 1844 – Joseph Smith Jr, founder/leader (Mormon Church), was shot by a mob at age 38. Caption: Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the first prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Charles Carter purchased copyright in 1885 from an unknown artist of the daguerrotype and hired Dan Weggeland to retouch it into this lithograph. Religion News Service file photo courtesy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Public Affairs Department