October 22, 1844

On October 22, 1844, the religious followers of William Miller experienced the ‘Great Disappointment’. This was the day that William Miller promised that Jesus would return and all good Christians would be Raptured to Heaven. The Millerites were extremely disappointed when it didn’t happen. Lucy Smith Miller, William’s wife of 21 years, said that the Millerites now know how she felt on her wedding night and every anniversary since. She said she’d just be happy if they had sex. She wouldn’t even force him to dance.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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