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Church History Today – December 19th

December 19th, 2009 No comments

December 19, 1914 – Under the pall of war, missionaries were removed from France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium, prior to World War I.

December 19, 2000 – The government of Kazakhstan, one of the former republics of what was once the Soviet Union, granted the Church official recognition.

Church History Today – September 13th

September 13th, 2009 No comments

September 13, 1898 – President Lorenzo Snow became the president of the Church. He chose Presidents George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith as counselors. Both had served as counselors to President Brigham Young, President John Taylor and President Wilford Woodruff.

September 13, 1990 – Registration of the Leningrad Branch of the Church was approved by the Council on Religious Affairs of the Council of Ministers in the Soviet Union.

Church History Today – June 8th

June 8th, 2009 No comments

June 8, 1888 – The Church General Board of Education sent a letter instructing each stake to establish an academy for secondary education. From 1888 to 1909, 35 academies were established in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, Mexico and Canada. The academy in Rexburg, Idaho, later became Ricks College and then BYU-Idaho.

June 8, 1991 – The Tabernacle Choir embarked on a 21-day tour of eight European countries, including five countries in which the choir had not performed before: Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland and the Soviet Union.