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Church History Today – March 28th

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March 28, 1895 – Born Spencer W. Kimball – 12th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Spencer W. Kimball

Testimony of Spencer W. Kimball

March 28, 1899 – Born Harold B. Lee – 11th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Harold B. Lee

Testimony of Harold B. Lee

Church History Today – December 30th

December 30th, 2009 No comments

December 30, 1973 – President Spencer W. Kimball was ordained and set apart as the 12th president of the Church, with Presidents N. Eldon Tanner and Marion G. Romney as counselors.

Church History Today – November 5th

November 5th, 2009 No comments

November 5, 1895 – By a vote of 31,305 to 7,687, the people of Utah ratified the constitution and approved statehood. The documents were later hand-delivered to President Grover Cleveland.

November 5, 1896 – The First Presidency issued a formal letter of instruction directing that the first Sunday in each month be observed as fast day, rather than the first Thursday, which had been observed as fast day since the early days of the Church in the Utah Territory.

November 5, 1903 – The Carthage Jail was purchased by the Church as a historic site for $4,000.

November 5, 1933 – The First Presidency and four members of the Quorum of the Twelve participated in the dedication of the Washington, D.C., meetinghouse, which was adorned by a statue of the Angel Moroni atop its 165-foot spire.

November 5, 1985 – President Spencer W. Kimball died in Salt Lake City at age 90.

November 5, 2000 – Following a procedure established by the Prophet Joseph Smith for the cornerstone laying of the original Nauvoo Temple April 6, 1841, President Hinckley presided over the dedication of the four cornerstones of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple.

Church History Today – October 24th

October 24th, 2009 No comments

October 24, 1979 – President Spencer W. Kimball, on a tour of the Middle East, dedicated the Orson Hyde Memorial Gardens on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

October 24-28, 1988 – President Thomas S. Monson led a delegation of Church leaders that met with the German Democratic Republic’s top government officials. It was announced November 12 that the Church had been granted rights to send missionaries to the DDR and for LDS members from the DDR to serve as missionaries in other countries.