115 years ago today - Feb 1, 1902

At a meeting of the First Presidency and Twelve Apostles, held in Salt Lake City, January 24, 1901, it was decided to establish in the Church what shall hereafter be known as


This means that once a year, in every Stake of Zion and in every Ward of the Church, all the records belonging to the organizations in such Stakes or Wards shall be brought to appointed places to be audited and inspected by such Stake and Ward officers that may be present for that purpose.

[Source: 1902-February 1-Original letter. Church Historian's Library, in Clark, James R., Messages of the First Presidency (6 volumes)]

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