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Church History Today – November 1st

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John Taylor

Today, November 1st, is the anniversary of the birth of John Taylor, born in 1808. He was the third President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Church History Today – October 10th

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October 10, 1880 – The First Presidency was reorganized with President John Taylor sustained as third president of the Church, with Presidents George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith as counselors.

October 10, 1901 – President Lorenzo Snow died at his home in the beehive House in Salt Lake City at age 87.

October 10, 1919 – King Albert and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium attended a recital on Temple Square in Salt Lake City to hear the Tabernacle organ.

October 10, 1962 – The Church purchased a shortwave radio station, WRUL, with a transmitter in Boston and studios in New York City. It was subsequently used to transmit Church broadcasts to Europe and South America.

October 10-17, 1997 – President Hinckley addressed a total of 52,500 members in eight islands of the Pacific: Samoa, Hawaii, American Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and Tahiti.

Church History Today – September 4th

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September 4, 1877 – The Quorum of the Twelve, with John Taylor as president, publicly assumed its position as head of the Church.

September 4, 1987 – A letter from the First Presidency announced the discontinuance of the International Mission. Responsibility for its areas reverted to the respective area presidencies of the Church.

Church History Today – July 25th

July 25th, 2009 No comments

July 25, 1887 – President John Taylor died while in “exile” at Kaysville, Utah, at age 78. The Quorum of Twelve Apostles assumed leadership of the Church until 1889.

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Church History Today – June 27th

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June 27, 1844 – Joseph and Hyrum Smith were killed by a mob that rushed the Carthage Jail in Carthage, Ill. John Taylor was injured in the attack; Willard Richards escaped injury.

June 27, 1975 – The end of auxiliary conferences was announced during the opening session of the 1975 June Conference. These conferences would be replaced with annual regional meetings for priesthood and auxiliary leaders.

June 27, 1989 – The renovated Carthage Jail complex in Illinois, where the Prophet Joseph Smith was martyred, was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley, highlighting activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Mormon settlement of Nauvoo, Ill.

June 27, 1993 – After being refurbished and remodeled, the former Hotel Utah was rededicated and renamed the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, housing office and meeting facilities for the Church and a theater showing the new film “Legacy.”

June 27, 2002 – On the 158th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, the rebuilt Nauvoo Illinois Temple was dedicated by President Hinckley.

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.

Church History Today – May 17th

May 17th, 2009 No comments

May 17, 1884 – The Logan Temple, the second temple constructed after the Saints came west, was dedicated by President John Taylor.
May 17, 1975 – A supervisory program for missions in the United States and Canada was announced, along with the assignment of members of the Quorum of the Twelve as advisers and other General Authorities as supervisors of the 12 areas.