Posts Tagged ‘Nauvoo’

Church History Today – December 10

December 10th, 2009 No comments

December 10, 1845 – Feb7, 1846 – Some 5,000 members received their endowments in the yet-to-be-finished Nauvoo Temple prior to their exodus from Nauvoo.

Church History Today – September 17th

September 17th, 2009 No comments

September 17, 1846 – The remaining Saints in Nauvoo were driven from the city in violation of a “treaty of surrender” worked out with a citizens’ committee from Quincy, Ill. The siege became know as the Battle of Nauvoo.

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Church History Today – June 27th

June 27th, 2009 No comments

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 11th

June 11th, 2009 No comments

June 11, 1844 – Joseph Smith and the city council were charged with riot in the destruction of the Expositor press. A Nauvoo court absolved them of the charge, but the complainant asked for the issue to be examined by the Carthage court.

Church History Today – May 1st

May 1st, 2009 No comments

May 1, 1846 – The Nauvoo Temple was dedicated in public services by Apostle Orson Hyde.
May 1, 1991 – The 500,000th full-time missionary in this dispensation was called.

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Church History Today – April 25th

April 25th, 2009 No comments

April 25, 1839 Commerce, Ill., was selected as a gathering place for the Church. On May 1, two farms were purchased by Joseph Smith and others, the first land purchased in what later became Nauvoo.