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Church History Today – December 20th

December 20th, 2009 No comments

December 20, 1947 – President George Albert Smith announced that following the end of World War II, the Church had the responsibility to carry the gospel to the people at home and abroad, a missionary posture leading to the internationalization of the Church.

Church History Today – September 2nd

September 2nd, 2009 No comments

September 2, 1898 – President Wilford Woodruff died at age 91 in San Francisco, California, where he had gone to seek relief from his asthma problems.

Wilford Woodruff 1889

Wilford Woodruff 1889

September 2, 1945 – Formal ceremonies of surrender, ending World War II – history’s deadliest and most far-reaching conflict – were held aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Japan had surrendered on August 14 (V-J Day); Germany on May 8 (V-E Day).

Church History Today – September 1st

September 1st, 2009 No comments

September 1, 1939 – World War II began when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later.

September 1, 1974 – Church College of Hawaii became a branch of Brigham Young University and was renamed Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus.

September 1, 1991 – Membership in the Church reached 8 million, about two years after membership hit the 7 million mark in December 1989.

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