Posts Tagged ‘Book of Mormon’

Church History Today – October 30th

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October 30, 1838 – Seventeen Latter-day Saints were killed and 12 severely wounded in the Haun’s Mill Massacre at a small settlement on Shoal Creek, 12 miles east of Far West, Mo.

October 30, 1982 – A visitors center and historic site opened its doors in the three-story Grandin printing building in Palmyra, N.Y., where the first copies of the Book of Mormon were printed in 1830.

Church History Today – October 3rd

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October 3, 1918 – While contemplating the meaning of Christ’s atonement, President Joseph F. Smith received a manifestation on the salvation of the dead and the visit of the Savior to the spirit world after His crucifixion. A report of the experience was published in December and was added first to the Pearl of Great Price and then to the Doctrine and Covenants June 6, 1979, as Section 138.

October 3, 1924 – Radio broadcast of general conference began on KSL in Salt Lake City, the Church-owned station. Coverage was expanded into Idaho in 1941.

October 3, 1956 – The new Relief Society Building in Salt Lake City was dedicated.

October 3, 1974 – Seventies quorums were authorized in all stakes and all quorums in the Church were renamed after the stake.

October 3, 1975 – President Kimball announced in general conference the organization of the First Quorum of the Seventy, and the first three members of the quorum were sustained.

October 3, 1981 – A network of 500 satellite dishes for stake centers outside Utah was announced.

October 3, 1982 – Elder Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve and a member of the Scriptures Publication Committee announced that a subtitle was being added to the Book of Mormon: “Another Witness of Jesus Christ.”

Church History Today – September 22nd

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September 22, 1827 – Joseph Smith received the gold plates from the Angel Moroni at the Hill Cumorah in upstate New York. He also received the Urim and Thummim, which was used in translating the Book of Mormon.

September 22, 1845 – Citizens at a mass meeting in Quincy, Ill., endorsed a proposal requesting that the Saints leave Illinois as quickly as possible. The Twelve’s reply reiterated the Latter-day Saints’ intention to move to a remote area and asked for cooperation and an end of harassment in order to prepare for the move early the following summer.

Church History Today – June

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June 1829 – The Book of Mormon translation was completed, and the three witnesses – Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer and Martin Harris – were shown the plates by a heavenly messenger. (See D&C 17). Soon afterward, the plates were shown to eight other witnesses.

Church History Today March 31st

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March 31, 2007 – The 140 year-old Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square, closed since January 2005 for extensive renovation and remodeling, was rededicated by President Hinckley. During the renovation, the pillars were strengthened and fortified to meet seismic code, and the roof was strengthened with the addition of steel trusses. Seating capacity in the building was reduced by about 1,000 to 3,456.

Late February or early March, 2000 – The 100 millionth copy of the Book of Mormon, since it was first published in 1830 was printed. Another milestone was reached in 2000 when the Book of Mormon was printed in its 100th language.

March 31, 2001 – A worldwide Perpetual Education Fund, based on principles similar to those underlying the Perpetual Emigration Fund of the 1800s, was announced by President Gordon B. Hinckley.