Posts Tagged ‘Illinois’

Church History Today – September 22nd

September 22nd, 2009 No comments

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 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.