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Church History Today – November 14th

November 14th, 2009 No comments

November 14, 1999 – For the first time in the history of the Church, two temples, both in Canada, were dedicated on the same day. The Halifax Nova Scotia Temple was dedicated by President Hinckley and the Regina Saskatchewan Temple was dedicated by President Boyd K. Packer, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve.

Church History Today – August 26th

August 26th, 2009 No comments

August 26, 1883 – The first permanent branch of the church among the Maoris in New Zealand was organized at Papawai, Wairarapa Valley, on the North Island.

August 26, 1923 – President Heber J. Grant dedicated the Alberta Temple in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, which had been under construction for nearly a decade.

Church History

August 16th, 2009 No comments

Summer 1906 – President Joseph F. Smith traveled to Europe, the first such visit of a Church president to the area. President Smith also visited Hawaii, Canada and Mexico during his presidency.

Church History Today – June 22nd

June 22nd, 2009 No comments

June 22, 1986 – The 1,600th stake of the Church was created by President Monson in Kitchener, Ontario.

Church History Today – June 21st

June 21st, 2009 No comments

June 21, 1843 – Illinois agents, armed with a warrant from Gov. Thomas Ford, arrested Joseph Smith at Dixon, Lee County, Ill. He was released July 1, 1843.

June 21, 2007 – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir embarked on a tour of the eastern United States and Canada, performing before a total of 50,000 people in nine concerts in seven cities. The choir returned to Salt Lake City July 3.

Church History Today – June 9th

June 9th, 2009 No comments

June 9, 1858 – The first handcart company left Iowa City, Iowa. Later that year, two handcart companies, captained by James G. Willie and Edward Martin, suffered tragedy due to an early winter. More than 200 in the two companies died along the trail.

June 9, 1884 – The building known as the “Cock Pit,” in Preston, England, in which the first Mormon missionaries to England held meetings in 1837, tumbled down.

June 9, 1895 – The first stake outside the United States was created in Canada in Cardston, Alberta.

June 9, 1978 – In a letter dated June 8 and made public the following day, the First Presidency announced the revelation that worthy men of all races would be eligible to receive the priesthood. On Sept. 30, members accepted the revelation by a sustaining vote at general conference. The First Presidency’s announcement is now Official Declaration – 2 in the Doctrine and Covenants.

June 9, 2002 – The first branch of the Church in the Republic of Georgia was formed in Tbilisi.

Church History Today – June 8th

June 8th, 2009 No comments

June 8, 1888 – The Church General Board of Education sent a letter instructing each stake to establish an academy for secondary education. From 1888 to 1909, 35 academies were established in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, Mexico and Canada. The academy in Rexburg, Idaho, later became Ricks College and then BYU-Idaho.

June 8, 1991 – The Tabernacle Choir embarked on a 21-day tour of eight European countries, including five countries in which the choir had not performed before: Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland and the Soviet Union.

Church History Today – June 3rd

June 3rd, 2009 No comments

June 3, 1887 – Charles O. Card, leading a contingent of eight families, pitched camp on Lee’s Creek in southern Alberta, marking the beginning of the Mormon settlements in Canada. Under instructions from President John Taylor, a gathering place for Latter-day Saints in Canada was selected, and on June 17 a site was chosen for what later became Cardston.