Posts Tagged ‘Church College of Hawaii’

Church History Today – December 17th

December 17th, 2009 No comments

December 17, 1903 – Orville and Wilber Wright became the first men to fly when they managed to get their powered airplane off the ground near Kitty Hawk, N.C., for 12 seconds. They made four flights that day, the longest lasting for 59 seconds.

December 17, 1958 – The Church College of Hawaii in Laie, Hawaii, was dedicated by President David O. McKay.

December 17, 2001 – After a 32-month absence of proselytizing missionaries in the Republic of Serbia, six missionaries from the Bulgaria Sofia Mission returned to Serbia. Missionaries were withdrawn from the country in March 1999 because of conflict in the region.

Church History Today – September 26th

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September 26, 1909 – U.S. President William Howard Taft visited Salt Lake City en route to California and spoke in the Tabernacle.

September 26, 1955 – The Church College of Hawaii, now BYU-Hawaii, was opened.

September 26, 1981 – The first copies of a new version of the Triple Combination (Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price), with extensive scripture helps, were made available to the public.

September 26, 1992 – The First Presidency authorized the use of humanitarian relief funds to be sent to Somalia and other African nations in the grip of the drought of the century. In an initial response, one million pounds of food was shipped.

Church History Today – September 1st

September 1st, 2009 No comments

September 1, 1939 – World War II began when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later.

September 1, 1974 – Church College of Hawaii became a branch of Brigham Young University and was renamed Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus.

September 1, 1991 – Membership in the Church reached 8 million, about two years after membership hit the 7 million mark in December 1989.

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Church History Today – July 21st

July 21st, 2009 No comments

July 21, 1935 – President Heber J. Grant dedicated the Hill Cumorah Monument near Palmyra, N.Y.

July 21, 1954 – The First Presidency announced the establishment of the Church College of Hawaii. The college commenced operation September 26, 1955.

July 21, 1960 – First Presidency issues statement allowing young men to serve missions at age 19, even though they had not met educational and military qualifications previously required.