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FILE - Brigham Young Academy Oct. 16, 1900.

Known for everything from its football and dance teams to its animation department, groundbreaking research and religious education, Brigham Young University has made an impact not just in Utah, but around the world.

In honor of the school's 140th anniversary, October 16, click here for a look back on nine important events from BYU history.

Editor's note: Most of this article was originally published in 2011 here: Timeline: BYU through the years. The information has been revised and updated.