Today in Church History - Nov 30

On this day in Church History ...

[Anointed Quorum] The first Sunday morning prayer circle in the temple: "No ones admired only those that had recieved [sic] the Preasthood," including Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Orson Hyde, Parley P. Pratt, John Taylor, George A. Smith, Willard Richards, Amasa M. Lyman, Newel K. Whitney, George Miller, Alpheus Cutler, Reynolds Cahoon, William W. Phelps, William Clayton, John Smith, Cornelius P. Lott, Orson Spencer, Isaac Morley, Lucien Woodworth, Joseph Young, Levi Richards, and Joseph C. Kingsbury. In the prayer circle Brigham Young "offered up prayer and dedicated the attic story of the Temple and ourselves to God, and prayed that God would sustain and deliver us his servants from the hands of our enemies, until we have accomplished his will in this house." After a hymn, the circle resumed and Heber C. Kimball prayed "that the Lord would hear and answer the prayers of his servant Brigham, and break off the yoke of our enemies and inasmuch as they lay traps for the fee
t of his
servants that they may fall into them themselves and be destroyedthat God would bless his servant Joseph Young, heal his wife, and bless his familythat God would bless and heal his own [Kimball's] family and asked for the same blessings on all our families which he had asked for Joseph Young and himself." After performing a priesthood administration on Apostle Amasa M. Lyman, the circle resumed a third time, and "Joseph Young prayed that our enemies might have no power over our leaders, he prayed for our brethren in England and on the Islands of the Sea: Brothers Babbitt, Turley and the Reddensalso that the Trustees might have means to liquidate all the debts" (HC, HCK, WC-S, with different ordering of names in each). (1)
-- Nov 30, 1845

While reflecting upon the goodness and mercy of the Lord, this evening, a prophecy was put into our hearts, that in a short time the Lord would arrange his providences in a merciful manner and send us assistance to deliver us from debt and bondage. (2)
-- 175 years ago - Nov 30, 1834

While reflecting upon the goodness and mercy of the Lord, this evening, a prophecy was put into our hearts, that in a short time the Lord would arrange his providences in a merciful manner and send us assistance to deliver us from debt and bondage. (2)
-- Nov 30, 1834

William Clayton Marries seventh wife, Sarah Ann Walters. (3)
-- Nov 30, 1856


1 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45
2 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844," http://saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml
3 - Smith, George D., An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, p.lxiii, A William Clayton Chronology


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Today in Church History - Nov 29

On this day in Church History ...

[Joseph Smith] Joseph and Judge Higbee meet with President Martin Van Buren and tell him their petition. The President says he cannot help them. Joseph spends a few more days in Washington trying to find someone who will help the Saints but no one will. (1)
-- 170 years ago - Nov 29, 1839

[Joseph Smith] Visits Martin Van Buren, the president of the United States, in Washington, D.C., seeking redress for Missouri injustices. While there, he also petitions the United States Congress for help. (2)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph visits President Martin Van Buren: "Your cause is just . . ." (3)

[Sermon] Charles W. Penrose: The Word of the Lord to the Church Given Through the Authorities - Authorities Should Be Sustained - Powers of the Priesthood - Sphere of Woman, JD 21:45 - 53 (4)
-- 130 years ago - Nov 29, 1879

At the First Televised Grammy awards in Los Angeles, California, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir receives an award for it's recording of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." (5)
-- 50 years ago - Nov 29, 1959


1 - More Good Foundation, Timeline, http://www.prophetjosephsmith.org/joseph_smith_timeline
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, Salt Lake City, Utah
3 - Proctor, Scott and Maurine Jensen, editors, History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced
4 - Journal of Discourses, http://jod.mrm.org
5 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day," https://www.lds.org.uk/show_oda.php


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Today in Church History - Nov 28

On this day in Church History ...

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph arrives in Washington, D.C. (1)
-- 170 years ago - Nov 28, 1839

Young Ladies' Retrenchment Association organized by Brigham Young, forerunner of modern Young Women organization. (2)
-- 140 years ago - Nov 28, 1869

Young Women program initiated under the title Young Ladies' Retrenchment Association. (3)

Young Ladies Retrenchment Association organized, forerunner of Young Women program. (4)

[Sermon] John Taylor: Eternal Nature of the Gospel - The Principle of Life and Increase - The Source of All Intelligence - Right of the Creator to Govern the Creature - Duties of the Saints, JD 21:111 - 120 (5)
-- 130 years ago - Nov 28, 1879


1 - Proctor, Scott and Maurine Jensen, editors, History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced
2 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
3 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000," http://www.lds.net/forums/scripture-study-forum/12108-church-chronology-1800-2000-part-1-a.html#post214550
4 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chronology of Church History, http://scriptures.lds.org/chchrono/contents
5 - Journal of Discourses, http://jod.mrm.org


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Today in Church History - Nov 27

On this day in Church History ...

Wilford Woodruff reported that Orson Hyde was still in Kirtland on Nov. 27 1836. Hyde probably left for Columbus at the end of the month. By that time it was known that the Whigs had control of the Ohio Legislature, and that the Mormon political allies had little power to help them in Columbus. (1)
-- (Sun) Nov 27, 1836

Heber J. Grant dedicated Hawaii Temple. (2)
-- Nov 27, 1919

Joseph Smith writes (in a ledger) that when he was 16, the Lord appeared and said his sins were forgiven. (3)
-- Between Jul 20, 1832 and 27-Nov 1832

En route to Washington, D.C. Just before arriving in Washington, D.C., the horses on the stagecoach ran off at full speed while the coachman was getting a drink. Joseph Smith climbed outside the door of the coach and regained control of the horses after a two to three mile run, saving the passengers from injury. (4)
-- 170 years ago - Nov 27, 1839


1 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology, http://olivercowdery.com/history/morchrn2.htm
2 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000," http://www.lds.net/forums/scripture-study-forum/12108-church-chronology-1800-2000-part-1-a.html#post214550
3 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology," http://bit.ly/14Qt5F
4 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith


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Thanksgiving beginnings in Utah


Thanksgiving depicted in an LDS Sunday School Magazine
Ardis E. Parshall

Thanksgiving Day in Utah had a unique Mormon beginning, eventually splitting into two holidays.

Salt Lake's first Thanksgiving occurred on Thursday, August 10th, 1848 .....

Two years later, Brigham Young declared January 1st, 1852 "a day of praise & thanksgiving".....

Thirty-two years later .. Utah Territorial Governor Eli Murray issued a proclamation setting Thanksgiving Day in Utah to Thursday, November 27th ...


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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Today in Church History - Nov 26

On this day in Church History ...

[Book of Mormon Translation] Manchester, Martin Harris gives Joseph Smith $50 in silver (1)
-- about Monday, Nov 26, 1827

The First Presidency announces that Full-time Single Elders would return to serving missions for 24 months. This followed a period of several years, where many had been called to serve 18 months, instead of the usual 24. (2)
-- 25 years ago - Nov 26, 1984

[Joseph Smith] Aboard ship during a storm, Young writes in his diary: "I set to command the winds to sees a and let ous [us] goe safe on our Jorney[, and] the winds abated." (3)
-- 170 years ago - Nov 26, 1839

[Utah] 25 years ago - First Presidency announces that as of 1 Jan mission service for young men will return to 24 months. (4)
-- 19841126


1 - Watson, Elden, Approximate Book of Mormon Translation Timeline, http://www.eldenwatson.net/BoM.htm
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day," https://www.lds.org.uk/show_oda.php
3 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47"
4 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power, Appendix 5, Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1848-1996


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Today in Church History - Nov 25

On this day in Church History ...

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 106, a revelation calling Warren Cowdery as a high priest in the Church. (1)
-- 175 years ago - Nov 25, 1834

[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Revelation of November 25, 1834. (2)

[Financial] The church announces that the expenditures of local units -- wards and stakes -- will now be paid by annual budget allowances from church tithing funds, ending the established practice of having members pay many local costs. (3)
-- 20 years ago - Nov 25, 1989

Church announced discontinuance of stake and ward budget assessments; budgets to be funded entirely by tithing. (4)


1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - Kenny, Scott, "Doctrine and Covenants," http://saintswithouthalos.com/s/_dc.phtml
3 - http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/282148/
4 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000," http://www.lds.net/forums/scripture-study-forum/12108-church-chronology-1800-2000-part-1-a.html#post214550


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Evolution and Mormonism: An internal debate

Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles's Darwin's On the Origin of Species.  It has invoked vigorous discussion about science and the creation in Mormon thought.

 
In 1930, LDS General Authority B. H. Roberts submitted the copy of a manual he had been assigned to write for adult men of the church containing a chapter attempting to reconcile the scientific understanding of the origin of life to Mormon teachings.  It included a discussion of  "pre-Adamites," human-like beings that lived before Adam and Eve.  It also taught that death had occurred for millions of years before Adam's fall.

Junior apostle Joseph Fielding Smith disagreed .....

Continue reading here.

Today in Church History - Nov 24

On this day in Church History ...

[U.S. Religious History] Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was first published. All 1,250 copies of the first printing were sold out on the very first day. (1)
-- 150 years ago - Nov 24, 1859

[Polygamy] Woodruff receives revelation of defiance
Wilford Woodruff, as church president, receives revelation, which continued the defiant discourse with the church's enemies. He says that Jesus Christ himself promised protection for the church's practice of polygamy: "I, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, am in your midst ... Awake, O. Israel, and have faith in God and His promises, and he will not forsake you. I the Lord will deliver my Saints from the domination of the wicked, in my own due time and way." (Stacker, p. XVII.) (2)
-- 120 years ago - Nov 24, 1889

[Uncannonized Post-Joseph Smith Revelation] Revelation to Wilford Woodruff at Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, on 24 November 1889
I Attended A meeting with the Lawyiers [Lawyers] at the Gardo [House] in the Evening. They wanted me to Make some Concessi[o]n to [the] Court upon Poligamy [Polygamy] & other Points and I spent Several Hours alone & Enquired of the Lord and received the following:
Revelation given to Wilford Woodruff, Sunday Nov 24, 1889.
Thus Saith the Lord, to my Servant Wilford [Woodruff], I the Lord have heard thy prayers and thy request, and will answer thee by the voice of my spirit. Thus Saith the Lord, unto my Servants the Presidency of my church, who hold the Keys of the Kingdom of God on this earth. I the Lord hold the destiny of the courts in your midst, and the destiny of this nation, and all other nations of the earth in mine own hands, and all that I have revealed, and promised and decreed concerning the generation in which you live, shall come to pass, and no power shall stay my hand.
Let not my servants who are called to the Presidency of my church, deny my word or my law, which concerns the salvation of the children of men. Let them pray for the Holy Spirit, which shall be given them to guide them in their acts. Place not yourselves in jeopardy to your enemies by promise. Your enemies seek your distruction [destruction] and the distruction [destruction] of my people. If the Saints will hearken unto my voice, and the counsel of my Servants, the wicked shall not prevail.
Let my servants, who officiate as your counselors before the courts, make their pleadings as they are moved upon by the Holy spirit, without any further pledges from the Priesthood. I the Lord will hold the courts, with the officers of government, and the nation responsible for their acts towards the inhabitants of Zion.
I, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, am in your midst. I am your advocate with the Father. Fear not little flock, it is your father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom. Fear not the wicked and ungodly. Search the Scriptures, for they are they which testify of me, also those revelations which I have given to my servant Joseph [Smith], and to all my servants since the world began, which are recorded in the records of divine truths. Those revelations contain the judgments of God which are to be poured out upon all nations under the heavens which include great Babylon.
These judgments are at the door. They will be fulfilled as God lives. Leave judgment with me, it is mine saith the Lord. Watch the signs of the times, and they will show the fulfillment of the words of the Lord.
Let my servants call upon the Lord in mighty prayer, retain the Holy Ghost as your constant companion, and act as you are moved upon by that spirit, and all will be well with you. The wicked are fast ripening in iniquity, and they will be cut off by the judgments of God. Great events await you and this generation, and are nigh at your doors. Awake, O, Israel, and have faith in God, and His promises, and he will not forsake you. I the Lord will deliver my Saints from the dominion of the wicked, in mine own due time and way. I cannot deny my word, neither in blessing nor judgments.
Therefore let mine Anointed gird up their loins, watch and be sober, and keep my commandments. Pray always and faint not, exercise faith in the Lord and in the promises of God; be valient [valiant] in the testimony of Jesus Christ. The eyes of the Lord and the Heavenly Hosts are watching over you and your acts. Therefore be faithful until I come. I come quickly to reward every man according to the deeds done in the body. Even so, amen.
(Scott G. Kenney, ed., Wilford Woodruff's Journal, 9:67-69, entry of 24 Nov. 1889) (3)

[Wilford Woodruff] Receives revelation on politics and polygamy (4)


1 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline, http://bit.ly/Fwgbe
2 - Tungate, Mel, Mormon Polygamy, http://www.tungate.com/polygamy.htm
3 - Marquardt, H. Michael, http://www.xmission.com/~research/central/revel2.htm
4 - Kenny, Scott (editor), Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898, Chronology Signature Books, Midvale, Utah


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Today in Church History - Nov 23

On this day in Church History ...

[Heber J. Grant] Set apart as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (1)
-- Nov 23, 1916

[Heber J. Grant] Set apart as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (1)
-- Nov 23, 1918

[Lucy Mack Smith] At the Richmond judicial proceeding, presided over by Judge Austin A. King, of the eighty arrested by General John B. Clark at Far West, fifty-three are taken to court. Joseph, Hyrum, Lyman Wight, Caleb Baldwin, Alexander McRae, and Sidney Rigdon are sent to Liberty Jail; Parley P. Pratt, Morris Phelps, Luman Gibbs, Darwin Chase, and Norman Shearer are jailed at Richmond. The others are released. (2)
-- 23-Nov 28, 1838

[Sermon] Henry W. Naisbitt: Salvation Dependent Upon Effort and Progress - We Should not Be Discouraged By Difficulty, JD 21:38 - 44 (3)
-- 130 years ago - Nov 23, 1879


1 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Heber J. Grant, Salt Lake City, Utah
2 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
3 - Journal of Discourses, http://jod.mrm.org


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Today in Church History - Nov 22

On this day in Church History ...

[Heber J. Grant] Heber Jeddy Grant is born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Rachel Ridgeway Ivins Grant and Jedediah Morgan Grant. Hebers father, who served as Second Counselor to President Brigham Young, dies nine days later. (1)
-- Nov 22, 1856

[Joseph Smith] Learns of expulsion of Saints from Jackson County, Missouri. (2)
-- Nov 22, 1833

[Lucy Mack Smith] Enoch Tripp visits Lucy in Nauvoo. She kisses him and sends her love to Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and other friends. (3)
-- Nov 22, 1855


1 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Heber J. Grant, Salt Lake City, Utah
2 - Joseph Smith Papers, Timeline of Events, http://josephsmithpapers.org/TimelineOfEvents.htm
3 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books


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Today in Church History - Nov 21

On this day in Church History ...

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith and the other members of his Hebrew class decided to request a Jewish teacher from New York. (1)
-- Nov 21, 1835

Nauvoo, Illinois. The first baptisms for the dead in the Nauvoo Temple were performed in the temple font in compliance with Joseph Smiths instructions regarding the ordinance. (1)
-- Nov 21, 1841

[Mark Hofmann] "Mike Hansen" orders printing plate for Emma Smith hymnal back page from Debouzek Engraving, Salt Lake City. (2)
-- 25 years ago - Nov 21, 1984

[U.S. Religious History] Alfred Cumming, selected by President James Buchanon to replace Brigham Young as governor for the territory of Utah, took office. He immediately ordered armed Mormon groups in the territory to disband, but he was generally ignored. (3)
-- Nov 21, 1857


1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - Whittaker, David J., The Hofmann Maze, A Book Review Essay with a Chronology and Bibliography of the Hofmann Case, BYU Studies Vol. 29, No. 1, pg.80,
3 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline, http://bit.ly/Fwgbe


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Today in Church History - Nov 20

On this day in Church History ...

[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Released as president of Box Elder Stake. (1)
-- Nov 20, 1899

Smith receives a letter from Rigdon who is recuperating from his illness at his brother Carvel's house in Washington Co., PA. (2)
-- 170 years ago - (Wed) Nov 20, 1839

A general conference was held in NYC on Tues. & Wed. Elders present: Orson Pratt, Wilford Woodruff, Samuel James, Benjamin Winchester, Elders Foster, Layne, Jenks, Brown, Benedict, and Parley P. Pratt. (2)
-- 170 years ago - 20 & Nov 21, 1839

Billings Montana Temple; Location: Billings, Montana, USA; Announcement: 30 August 1996; Dedication: 20 November 1999 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (3)
-- 10 years ago - Nov 20, 1999


1 - Larsen, Stan (editor), A Ministry of Meetings:The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson, Significant Mormon Diaries Series No. 6, A Rudger Clawson Chronology, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City 1993
2 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology, http://olivercowdery.com/history/morchrn2.htm
3 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_temples_of_The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-day_Saints#List_of_temples


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Today in Church History - Nov 19

On this day in Church History ...

(c. Mon.) Parley P. Pratt arrives in New York City. (1)
-- 170 years ago - c. (Tue) Nov 19, 1839

(c. Mon.) Parley P. Pratt arrives in New York City. (1)
-- c. (Tue) Nov 19, 1839

Alvin Smith, Joseph Smith's older brother dies. On his deathbed, he tells Joseph to keep the Lords commandments, so that he will be able to obtain the Gold Plates for translation. (2)
-- Nov 19, 1823

[Joseph Smith] President Joseph F. Smith passes away, and Heber J. Grant leads the church. (3)
-- Nov 19, 1918


1 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology, http://olivercowdery.com/history/morchrn2.htm
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day," https://www.lds.org.uk/show_oda.php
3 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_century_(Mormonism)


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Today in Church History - Nov 18

On this day in Church History ...

[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Death of son, Rudger Remus Clawson. (1)
-- Nov 18, 1904

Devery Anderson of Longview, Washington, who earlier requested a meeting with his area president (Elder Joe J. Christensen), is called in for an unexpectedly "friendly" meeting with his stake president. The stake president, who forwarded the request to Elder Christensen with a cover letter of his own summarizing the situation from his perspective, tells Devery that Elder Christensen has requested that Devery write him a complete account directly. The stake president expresses willingness to return Devery's recommend, if that is Elder Christensen's decision. In response to Devery's letter, President Christensen expresses his hope that continued efforts at understanding may lead to a satisfactory resolution. As of mid- January 1993, the matter remains unresolved. (2)
-- Nov 18, 1992.

Mentor, Ohio. Joseph Smith preached about the resurrection at the funeral of Martin and Preserved Harriss father, Nathan Harris. (3)
-- Nov 18, 1835

Columbus, Ohio. Because of illness among the group traveling to petition the government, Joseph Smith and Judge Elias Higbee went on ahead in order to make better time by stagecoach to Washington, D.C. (3)
-- 170 years ago - Nov 18, 1839


1 - Larsen, Stan (editor), A Ministry of Meetings:The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson, Significant Mormon Diaries Series No. 6, A Rudger Clawson Chronology, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City 1993
2 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, "The LDS Intellectual Community and Church Leadership: A Contemporary Chronology," Dialogue, Vol.26, No.1
3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith


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Today in Church History - Nov 17

On this day in Church History ...

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith published a journal entry in the first issue of the Church newspaper Times and Seasons. (1)
-- 170 years ago - about Nov 17, 1839

[Lucy Mack Smith] Birth of David Hyrum Smith, son of Joseph and Emma. (2)
-- Nov 17, 1844

Seattle Washington Temple; Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA; Announcement: 27 May 1978; Dedication: 17 November 1980 by Spencer W. Kimball (3)
-- Nov 17, 1980

Taipei Taiwan Temple; Location: Taipei, Taiwan; Announcement: 31 March 1982; Dedication: 17 November 1984 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Rededication: 13 November 2006 by L. Tom Perry; Style: Modern adaptation of six-spire design (3)
-- 25 years ago - Nov 17, 1984


1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - Proctor, Scott and Maurine Jensen, editors, History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced
3 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_temples_of_The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-day_Saints#List_of_temples


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Today in Church History - Nov 16

On this day in Church History ...

[Hancock, Levi Ward] Baptized by Parley P. Pratt 16 November 1830. Ordained elder soon thereafter by Oliver Cowdery. (1)
-- Nov 16, 1830

[Revelations] Joseph receives a letter of contrition from Harvey Whitlock and immediately replies "your letter gave sensations that are better imagined than described, let it suffice that I say the very flood-gates of my heart were broken up: I could not refrain from weeping. I thank God that it has entered into your heart to try to return to the Lord and to his people, if it so be that he will have mercy upon you. I have inquired of the Lord concerning your case. These words came to me:". Revelation of November 16, 1835. .
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you: Let him who was my servant Harvey, return unto me, and unto the bosom of my Church, and forsake all the sins, wherewith he has offended against me, and pursue from henceforth a virtuous and upright life, and remain under the direction of those I have appointed to be pillars, and heads of my Church,/Papers 1:140-142.
and behold saith the Lord your God, his sins shall be blotted out from under Heaven, and shall be forgiven from among men, and shall not come up in mine ears nor be recorded as a memorial against him. /forgiven: HC 1:315 has forgotten. (2)
-- On Nov 16, 1835

[Spencer W. Kimball] Marries Camilla Eyring. (3)
-- Nov 16, 1917


1 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
2 - Kenny, Scott, "Doctrine and Covenants," http://saintswithouthalos.com/s/_dc.phtml
3 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, Salt Lake City, Utah


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Today in Church History - Nov 15

On this day in Church History ...

[Anointed Quorum] Thursday prayer circle meeting at 4 p.m. at Willard Richards's office, with Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Willard Richards, George A. Smith, Parley P. Pratt, George Miller, William W. Phelps, Orson Spencer, Lucien Woodworth, and Newel K. Whitney: "It was decided that Mother Lucy Smith should be furnished with food, clothing, and wood for the winter" (HC, HCK). (1)
-- Nov 15, 1845

D. P. Hulbut went to Onondaga Valley, Onondaga Co., NY to consult with William H. Sabine. There he secured a letter of introduction from Sabine to his sister, the widow of Solomon Spalding. Hurlbut also obtained the directions on how to locate the widow in western Massachusetts. (2)
-- prob. mid-Nov 1833

[Lucy Mack Smith] The first issue of the Times and Seasons is published at Nauvoo. (3)
-- 170 years ago - Nov 15, 1839

[Wight, Lyman] Moved family to Augusta, Iowa, 15 November 1839. (4)


1 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45
2 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology, http://olivercowdery.com/history/morchrn2.htm
3 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
4 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985


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Today in Church History - Nov 14

On this day in Church History ...

Halifax Nova Scotia Temple; Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada; Announcement: 7 May 1998; Dedication: 14 November 1999 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (1)
-- 10 years ago - Nov 14, 1999

Regina Saskatchewan Temple; Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; Announcement: 3 August 1998; Dedication: 14 November 1999 by Boyd K. Packer; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (1)

After four months of fever and ague, Orson Hyde leaves Commerce for Philadelphia on his mission. (2)
-- 170 years ago - Nov 14, 1839

[Hyde, Orson] Left on mission to East 14 November 1839. Met George W. Robinson enroute; decided to assist Robinson in publishing history of Church written by Sidney Rigdon. (3)


1 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_temples_of_The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-day_Saints#List_of_temples
2 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844," http://saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml
3 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985


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Today in Church History - Nov 13

On this day in Church History ...

Elder Malcolm S. Jeppsen, president of the Utah South Area, addresses the area priesthood leadership meeting. Elders Henry B. Eyring and Joseph B. Wirthlin are also in attendance. According to an attendee, Elder Jeppsen defines "a spectrum" of church members including "an increasing number . . . who still cling to their membership" but "are pursuing paths to apostasy." In the center are "the mainstream of the Saints, whose who follow the guidance of the latter-day prophets." To the right are four groups: "the priestcrafters who sell their services of gospel understanding for money, the latter-day gnostics who believe that they are endowed with special knowledge of the mysteries and that the veil has been rent for them, the doomsayers who forecast future events, and the cultists who practice polygamy or other doctrines that are not taught by the Church." To the left are "the feminists: those who advocate a mother in heaven and women holding the priesthood, the intellectuals wh
o advocate a naturalistic explanation for the Book of Mormon and other revelations, and the dissenters: those who challenge the interpretation of the leadership of the Church." According to this report, Elder Jeppsen also characterizes Satan as "the great multiplier of perspectives in this earth" while "Jesus Christ is the great consolidator of all truth. . . He is asking us that we follow the brethren unquestionably [sic]." Also in the same priesthood meeting, one speaker (not identified) gives a list of fifteen "false teachings," including specific dates for the Second Coming, "praying to a Mother in Heaven," explicit preparations for attacks by Russians and others, and teaching where and when the ten tribes will return. (1)
-- 13-Nov 14, 1992.

Joseph F. Smith born in Far West, Missouri. (2)
-- Nov 13, 1838

[Snow, Erastus] Ordained priest 13 November 1834. (3)
-- 175 years ago - Nov 13, 1834

[Wilford Woodruff] Called to write script of temple endowment ceremony (4)
-- Nov 13, 1876


1 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, "The LDS Intellectual Community and Church Leadership: A Contemporary Chronology," Dialogue, Vol.26, No.1
2 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000," http://www.lds.net/forums/scripture-study-forum/12108-church-chronology-1800-2000-part-1-a.html#post214550
3 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
4 - Kenny, Scott (editor), Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898, Chronology Signature Books, Midvale, Utah


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Today in Church History - Nov 12

On this day in Church History ...

[Anointed Quorum] At 4 p.m., a prayer circle and meeting of "the Council" at Willard Richards's office with Heber C. Kimball, Willard Richards, George A. Smith, Orson Hyde, Parley P. Pratt, John Taylor, George Miller, William W. Phelps, Orson Spencer (HC, HCK). (1)
-- Nov 12, 1845

D&C 70: Those in charge of printing the commandments are worthy of their hire; members are to be temporally equal. (2)
-- Nov 12, 1831

Joseph tells the Twelve that he thought that he had placed the church on a permanent foundation by organizing the stake of Zion. But he is still alive, so there must be something more for him to do, and that is the ordinance of washing of feet, which he then administers.
(2)
-- Nov 12, 1835


1 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45
2 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844," http://saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml


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Today in Church History - Nov 11

On this day in Church History ...

Armistice ended World War I. (1)
-- Nov 11, 1918

General Clark, who had hoped for a military tribunal, turns fifty-three prisoners over to civil authorities accused of high treason, murder, burglary, arson, robbery, and larceny. HC 3:208-209 (2)
-- Nov 11, 1838

Revelation is received directing the church to organize presidencies over each quorum in the priesthood (D&C 107:60-92, 99-100). (3)
-- Nov 11, 1831

[U.S. Religious History] Charles Edward Coughlin founded the National Union for Social Justice (Union Party). (4)
-- 75 years ago - Nov 11, 1934


1 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000," http://www.lds.net/forums/scripture-study-forum/12108-church-chronology-1800-2000-part-1-a.html#post214550
2 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844," http://saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml
3 - Wikipedia, 19th Century (Mormonism), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19th_century_(Mormonism)
4 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline, http://bit.ly/Fwgbe


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Today in Church History - Nov 10

On this day in Church History ...

Ezra Booth letter #5 published: Joseph, Sidney, and Martin travel in comfort, by boat, and the others overland on foot. Disappointed by Independence-little civilization, unfulfilled promises of miracles and spiritual gifts. Joseph tells the Saints they must purchase the land, which they believed would be given to them. His vision of a large congregation proves false. Ezra Booth Letters (4-6) (1)
-- Nov 10, 1831

First issue of the Messenger and Advocate is published in Kirtland, Oliver Cowdery, editor, F. G. Williams & Co., publisher. Includes Oliver's letter to W. W. Phelps from Norton, Ohio, September 7, 1834, recounting translation of the Book of Mormon, angelic restoration of "the holy a priesthood" in the name of the Messiah; and Oliver's letter from Pontiac dated October 20, but referring to the company's arrival at Pontiac, November 8. Oliver's 18341835 History (1)
-- 175 years ago - Nov 10, 1834-20

Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Sidney Rigdon, Parley P. Pratt, Lyman Wight, and others charged with High Treason, murder, burglary, arson, robbery, and larceny. (2)
-- Nov 10, 1838

[U.S. Religious History] Pope Paul VI abolished the automatic excommunication imposed on divorced American Catholics who remarried. This penalty of excommunication was first handed down by the Plenary Council of American Bishops in 1884. (3)
-- Nov 10, 1977


1 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844," http://saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml
2 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology," http://bit.ly/14Qt5F
3 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline, http://bit.ly/Fwgbe


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Today in Church History - Nov 09

On this day in Church History ...

[U.S. Religious History] Carl Sagan was born. (1)
-- 75 years ago - Nov 09, 1934

Smith writes his wife, saying he and Higbee will leave Rigdon behind. Elias Higbee and Joseph Smith then leave Rigdon, Dr. Foster and Porter Rockwell behind with the carriage and the two of them take the stagecoach to Washington. (2)
-- 170 years ago - (Sat) Nov 9, 1839

Springfield, Illinois. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to his wife, Emma Smith. (3)
-- 170 years ago - Nov 9, 1839

Parley P. Pratt arrived in Detroit and then "went on to New York City by steamboats, the canal and railway." (2)
-- 170 years ago - c. (Sat) Nov 9, 1839


1 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline, http://bit.ly/Fwgbe
2 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology, http://olivercowdery.com/history/morchrn2.htm
3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith


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Today in Church History - Nov 08

On this day in Church History ...

About this time the travellers neared Columbus, Ohio and proceeded on poor roads. Rigdon's health was so bad that Smith and Higbee decided to take "the most expeditious route to Washington City, leaving Brothers Rockwell, Rigdon, and Foster, to come on at their leisure in the carriage." (1)
-- 170 years ago - (Fri) Nov 8, 1839

Parley P. Pratt, the first missionary to South America, arrived in Chile. (2)
-- Nov 8, 1851

The word of the Lord cam[e] unto me saying that President Phelps & President J. Whitmer are under condemnation before the Lord, for their errors <for which they made satisfaction the same day> (3)
-- Nov 8, 1835

The Baptismal Font in the Nauvoo Temple was dedicated. (4)
-- Nov 8, 1841


1 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology, http://olivercowdery.com/history/morchrn2.htm
2 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000," http://www.lds.net/forums/scripture-study-forum/12108-church-chronology-1800-2000-part-1-a.html#post214550
3 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844," http://saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml
4 - Richards, Franklin Dewey and Little, James A., Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306


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Today in Church History - Nov 07

On this day in Church History ...

[Apostle John Henry Smith] Elected a delegate to the constitutional convention of 1895. (1)
-- Nov 7, 1894

Springfield, Illinois. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to Henry G. Sherwood at Nauvoo, Illinois. (2)
-- 170 years ago - Nov 7, 1839

[Joseph Smith] The First Presidency, three apostles, four presidents of Seventy, and fifty-nine others signed a petition to Kirtland's justice of the peace to "depart forthwith out of Kirtland." (3)
-- Nov 7, 1836

[Joseph Smith] Held church conference, Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri, at which Frederick G. Williams was removed from the presidency and Hyrum Smith appointed in his place. (4)
-- Nov 7, 1837


1 - White, Jean Bickmore, Church, State, and Politics, p.xviii, A John Henry Smith Chronology
2 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
3 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47"
4 - Jessee, Dean, Esplin, Ronald and Bushman, Richard Lyman (editors), The Joseph Smith Papers: Journals, Vol. 1: 1832-1839, Chronology for the Years 1832-1839


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Today in Church History - Nov 06

On this day in Church History ...

[Joseph Smith] Cowdery writes from Manchester that Harris will pick up the horse in two or three weeks. [MANCHESTER,] (1)
-- 180 years ago - Nov 6, 1829

[Lucy Mack Smith] Oliver Cowdery at Manchester writes to Joseph Jr. at Harmony, reporting that he has copied the Book of Mormon manuscript up to Alma 36 and that the printing is continuing slowly. (2)

About this time the group departed Springfield, headed for Indiana. Rigdon was still ill. (3)
-- 170 years ago - (Wed) Nov 6, 1839

Albert P Rockwood Death: 26 Nov. 1879, Sugar House, Salt Lake Co., Utah , Estate: $16,850.15 appraised; $14,307.74 net (4)
-- 130 years ago - Nov 6, 1879

[Utah] Apostle M. Russell Ballard tells 25, 000 students at BYU that general authorities "will not lead you astray. We cannot." This claim of infallibility is officially published, and he repeats it to another BYU devotional meeting in 03ch 1996. (5)
-- 15 years ago - Nov 6,1994


1 - Marquardt, H. Michael and Walters, Wesley P., Inventing Mormonism:Tradition and the Historical Record, A Chronology of Mormon Origins, p.xxvi
2 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
3 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology, http://olivercowdery.com/history/morchrn2.htm
4 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 6, Biographical Sketches of General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47
5 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power, Appendix 5, Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1848-1996


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Today in Church History - Nov 05

On this day in Church History ...

Oliver Cowdery: Recanted letter to Whitmer 5 Nov. 1848 (1)
-- Nov 5, 1848

[Sidney Rigdon] Patterson & Hopkins Booksellers firm in Pittsburgh was dissolved and replaced by the Robert & Joseph Patterson Book and Stationery Store; Robert Patterson had a close association with the job-office print shop of Butler & Lambdin, established after 1817. Silas Engles was the printer for Patterson & Hopkins, as well as for R. & J. Patterson 1812 Fall At about this time, Solomon Spalding, newly arrived from OH, apparently approached Joseph Patterson in regard to having Butler & Lambdin print a book he had written. Silas Engles told Robert Patterson "that a gentleman from the East originally" had left a manuscript written "in the style" of "the Bible" for publication. Patterson looked at the MS and approved it publication, provided the author pay the costs. (2)
-- Nov 5, 1812

[Wilford Woodruff] Ordained priest in Mormon church by Simeon Carter in Clay County (3)
-- 175 years ago - Nov 5, 1834

[Wilford Woodruff] Ordained a priest by Simeon Carter in Clay County, Missouri. (4)


1 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 6, Biographical Sketches of General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47
2 - Broadhurst, Dale R., History and Genealogy of Sidney Rigdon: The First Theologian of the Latter Day Saints, http://sidneyrigdon.com/Rigdchrn.htm
3 - Kenny, Scott (editor), Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898, Chronology Signature Books, Midvale, Utah
4 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City, Utah


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Today in Church History - Nov 04

On this day in Church History ...

Joseph Smith returned to Kirtland from his travels to Pennsylvania, New York, and Canada. Oliver Cowdery wrote his diary enntry that day, (1)
-- (Mon) Nov 4, 1833

The group arrived in Springfield, capital of Illinois. (1)
-- 170 years ago - (Mon) Nov 4, 1839

We arrived at Springfield, and put up with Brother John Snider. When within one mile of the city, we met William Law and company with seven wagons from Canada, who returned with us to Springfield, and tarried while we did, until the 8th. I preached several times while here. General James Adams, judge of probate, heard of me, sought me out, and took me home with him, and treated me like a father. (2)
-- 170 years ago - Nov 4, 1839

Springfield, Illinois. Joseph Smith and his company arrived in Springfield on their journey to Washington, D.C., and met up with William Law and a number of Saints coming from Canada. (3)


1 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology, http://olivercowdery.com/history/morchrn2.htm
2 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844," http://saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml
3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith


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Today in Church History - Nov 03

On this day in Church History ...

[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Sentenced by Judge Charles S. Zane to four years imprisonment at Utah Territorial Penitentiary and fined $800; taken to prison by Marshal Edwin Ireland. (1)
-- Nov 3, 1884

Elders Young and Kimball arrive Cleveland, Ohio, about 1 a.m. While waiting for the noon, Elders Smith, Turley, and Hedlock, who left them at Terre Haute, drove up, having picked up Elder Taylor by the way, he having been left sick by his company in the east part of Indiana. They were in good health, compared with what they had been, and in fine spirits. George A. Smith tarried in Cleveland till the next day, to visit his relatives. Brothers Young, Kimball, Taylor, and Turley rode in the stage, and Brother Hedlock and Mr. Murray in their wagon to Willoughby, and from thence they all rode into Kirtland together. (2)
-- 170 years ago - Nov 3, 1839

William E Mclellin: Left Hedrickites 3 Nov. 1869 (3)
-- 140 years ago - Nov 3, 1869

[Patten, David Wyman] In revelation dated 3 November 1835 chastised for commission of certain sins. (4)
-- Nov 3, 1835


1 - Larsen, Stan (editor), A Ministry of Meetings:The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson, Significant Mormon Diaries Series No. 6, A Rudger Clawson Chronology, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City 1993
2 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844," http://saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml
3 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 6, Biographical Sketches of General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47
4 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985


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Today in Church History - Nov 02

On this day in Church History ...

Brigham Young, aged 42, marries Harriet Elizabeth Cook (1824-1898) (aged 19); first marriage; 1 child (1)
-- Nov 2, 1843

Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon establish bank Called the "Kirtland Safety Society." But the State refuses to grant charter. Later, they print their own money (legal for chartered banks to print money). (2)
-- Nov 2, 1836

[Same-sex Marriage] Mormons end services with "keys of the priesthood" prayer for the passage of Prop 8, an extremely unusual act that causes some controversy in congregations. (3)
-- November 2


1 - Wikipedia, List of Brigham Young's Wives, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Brigham_Young%27s_wives
2 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology," http://bit.ly/14Qt5F
3 - Latter-Day Army: Details of Mormons and Prop 8, http://www.stopthemormons.com/?p=486


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Today in Church History - Nov 01

On this day in Church History ...

[Bennett, John Cook] Licensed as physician by Twelfth District Medical Society 1 November 1825. (1)
-- Nov 1, 1825

Travel, staid with a friend over night. Dr. Foster continued to accompany us. (2)
-- 170 years ago - Nov 1, 1839

Announcement that full-time female missionaries will be only guides for traditional tours of Temple Square, Salt Lake City. (3)
-- 20 years ago - Nov 1, 1989

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith, three of his children, and William Clayton were miraculously preserved after being thrown from their carriage, which overturned on their way to Josephs farm. (4)
-- Nov 1, 1842


1 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
2 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844," http://saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml
3 - On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com
4 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith


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