- March 5 - The provisional State of Deseret established and appeals made to the US Government to allow self-rule in the territory.
- October - Brigham Young instructed three of his Twelve Apostles to travel to continental Europe to organize proselyting missions in Scandinavia, France, and Italy.
- December 9 - The first Sunday School established in Salt Lake City.
- February 5 - Charles Wilson Nibley, born to James Nibley and Jane Wilson. He later served as Presiding Bishop of the Church and as second councilor to President Heber J Grant.