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April 26

1832 – While visiting with the Saints in Jackson County, Missouri, the Prophet Joseph Smith receives the revelation known as Doctrine and Covenants 82.  It contains instructions to the leaders of the Church in Missouri concerning the united order.

1835 – The Twelve Apostles and the Seventies assembled in the unfinished Kirtland Temple, along with other members of the Church, to “receive their charge and instructions from President Joseph Smith, Jun., relating to their mission and duties’ (History of the Church, 2:218).

1838 – The Prophet Joseph Smith receives the revelation known as Doctrine and Covenants 115 which declares the name of the Church to be “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ and commands the Saints to build a temple in Far West, Missouri.

1839 – Just after midnight, several of the Twelve Apostles and other brethren arrived at Far West, Missouri, fulfilling the revelation recorded in Doctrine and Covenants 115 that the Twelve were to leave for their missions to Great Britain from Far West, Missouri.  They met in council and excommunicated those who had been unfaithful during the difficult days at Kirtland and the expulsion from Missouri.  They ordained Wilford Woodruff and George A. Smith members of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles.  They then rolled a large stone to the southeast corner of the temple to lay the cornerstone of the Far West Temple.  They sung a few hymns and then agreed to adjourn until some future time.  Those there expressed their desire to finish building the Temple when the Lord opened the way for it to be accomplished.  They then began their return to the safety of Illinois having fulfilled a revelation the enemies of the Church said would never be fulfilled.

1844 – Charles Foster pointed a pistol at the Mayor of Nauvoo, Joseph Smith, and threatened to kill him.  The Mayor ordered the police to arrest him.  During the struggle, Robert D. Foster and Chauncey L. Higbee interfered and were also arrested.  “They breathed out many hard threatenings and menacing sayings’ (History of the Church, 6:344). They immediately appeared before the Mayor’s Court and were fined $100.  They appealed the ruling to the Municipal Court of Nauvoo.

1847 – First Pioneer wagon train traveled fifteen miles today and camped on Sand Creek.  At dusk they discovered two horses had been stolen by Indians and about a dozen brethren went in pursuit, only to return after 10:30 with out success.

1958 – The Church College of New Zealand (High School) is dedicated by President David O. McKay.

1964 – Elder Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates the first meeting house in Asia located in Tokyo, Japan.

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