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Church History Today – November 29th

November 29th, 2009 No comments

November 29, 1959 – The Tabernacle Choir received a Grammy award for its recording of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” at the first television awards show of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, California.

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Church History Today – September 8th

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September 8, 1893 – The Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir, while competing in the choral contest at the Chicago World’s Fair, won second prize ($1,000). While on this tour, the choir also held concerts at Denver, Colorado; Independence, Kansas Cit and St. Louis, Missouri; and Omaha, Nebraska. The First Presidency, consisting of Wilford Woodruff, George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith, accompanied the choir.

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August – September 1955 – The Tabernacle Choir made a major concert tour of Europe

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Church History Today – June 24th

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June 24, 1984 – Members of the First Quorum of the Seventy were appointed to serve as area presidencies in 13 major geographical areas of the Church – seven in the United States and Canada and six in other parts of the world.

June 24, 1991 – The Russian Republic, the largest in the Soviet Union, granted formal recognition to the Church following the Tabernacle Choir’s concert in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater.

June 24, 2007 – Church membership has reached 13 million members, President Hinckley announced to 118 mission presidents and their wives during the New Mission Presidents Seminar at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. He also announced that since the organization of the Church in 1830, an estimated one million missionaries have served throughout the world.

Church History Today – June 21st

June 21st, 2009 No comments

June 21, 1843 – Illinois agents, armed with a warrant from Gov. Thomas Ford, arrested Joseph Smith at Dixon, Lee County, Ill. He was released July 1, 1843.

June 21, 2007 – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir embarked on a tour of the eastern United States and Canada, performing before a total of 50,000 people in nine concerts in seven cities. The choir returned to Salt Lake City July 3.

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.

Church History Today – June 1st

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June 1, 1933 – The Church opened a 500-foot exhibit in the Hall of Religions at the Century of Progress World’s Fair in Chicago, Ill. The exhibit was prepared by famed LDS sculptor Avard Fairbanks

June 1, 1950 – President George Albert Smith dedicated a statue of Brigham young at the nation’s Capitol.

June 1, 1988 – The Church was granted legal recognition in Hungary, the first of several such steps in Eastern European nations during the next two years.

June 1, 1997 – A letter from the First Presidency announced significant modifications to the curriculum and gospel study program for the Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society, providing a similar meeting and instruction schedule for both organizations.

June 1, 1999 – The Mormon Youth Chorus and Symphony was disbanded, and the chorus, renamed the Temple Square Chorale, became a training choir for the Tabernacle Choir. The symphony orchestra was reorganized under a new name, the Orchestra at Temple Square.