Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Church History Today – September 2nd

September 2nd, 2009 No comments

September 2, 1898 – President Wilford Woodruff died at age 91 in San Francisco, California, where he had gone to seek relief from his asthma problems.

Wilford Woodruff 1889

Wilford Woodruff 1889

September 2, 1945 – Formal ceremonies of surrender, ending World War II – history’s deadliest and most far-reaching conflict – were held aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Japan had surrendered on August 14 (V-J Day); Germany on May 8 (V-E Day).

Church History Today – August 12th

August 12th, 2009 No comments

August 12, 1901 – Elder Heber J. Grant of the Quorum of the Twelve dedicated Japan and opened a mission there as a first step in renewed emphasis on preaching the gospel in all the world.

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Church History Today – August 8th

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August 8, 1844 – At a meeting designated for the appointment of a guardian, Sidney Rigdon stated his views, after which Brigham Young announced an afternoon meeting. During the latter session, Young claimed the right of the Twelve Apostles to lead the Church and was sustained by a vote of the Church.

August 8-17, 1975 – President Kimball spoke to a total of 44,500 members at five area conferences in the Far East, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea.