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Church History Today – November 5th

November 5th, 2009 No comments

November 5, 1895 – By a vote of 31,305 to 7,687, the people of Utah ratified the constitution and approved statehood. The documents were later hand-delivered to President Grover Cleveland.

November 5, 1896 – The First Presidency issued a formal letter of instruction directing that the first Sunday in each month be observed as fast day, rather than the first Thursday, which had been observed as fast day since the early days of the Church in the Utah Territory.

November 5, 1903 – The Carthage Jail was purchased by the Church as a historic site for $4,000.

November 5, 1933 – The First Presidency and four members of the Quorum of the Twelve participated in the dedication of the Washington, D.C., meetinghouse, which was adorned by a statue of the Angel Moroni atop its 165-foot spire.

November 5, 1985 – President Spencer W. Kimball died in Salt Lake City at age 90.

November 5, 2000 – Following a procedure established by the Prophet Joseph Smith for the cornerstone laying of the original Nauvoo Temple April 6, 1841, President Hinckley presided over the dedication of the four cornerstones of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple.