"It was on the morning of a beautiful, clear day,
early in the spring of eighteen hundred and twenty" (JS-H 1:14).
Joseph Smith's "first vision," the foundational event of the restoration, may have been in April 1820. We do not have any contemporary documentation regarding this event, or any subsequent documentation from Joseph regarding the date of this event. We do, however, have Orson Pratt stating almost fifty years later that it occurred in April of 1820:1