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Church History Today – December 17th

December 17th, 2009 No comments

December 17, 1903 – Orville and Wilber Wright became the first men to fly when they managed to get their powered airplane off the ground near Kitty Hawk, N.C., for 12 seconds. They made four flights that day, the longest lasting for 59 seconds.

December 17, 1958 – The Church College of Hawaii in Laie, Hawaii, was dedicated by President David O. McKay.

December 17, 2001 – After a 32-month absence of proselytizing missionaries in the Republic of Serbia, six missionaries from the Bulgaria Sofia Mission returned to Serbia. Missionaries were withdrawn from the country in March 1999 because of conflict in the region.