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February 2

1833 – The Prophet Joseph Smith completes his translation and revision of the New Testament.  However, during his lifetime he would continue to add a few changes to his revision.

1836 – The Prophet Joseph attended Hebrew school in the morning as usual, and attended to other duties the rest of the day.  In the evening he attended a meeting held at the school house where Sidney Rigdon gave an “animated discourse . . . on the outlines of our faith.’  Joseph records that “the Spirit bore record that the Lord was well pleased’ (History of the Church, 2:390).

1842 – The Prophet Joseph records the death of Sister Laura Phelps, wife of Morris Phelps, who died at age 36 years.  He writes of her being driven from Jackson county in 1833, suffered persecutions and driven from her home in 1838, and assisted in liberating her husband from a Missouri prison.  “Her rest is glorious’ (History of the Church, 4:513).

1844 – In the assembly room above the Red Brick Store, Joseph Smith related a dream to Wilford Woodruff, Willard Richards, and W. W. Phelps, about his efforts to save friends on a steamboat and walking on the water with his brother Samuel Smith.

1846 – The Quorum of the Twelve met in the morning and discussed the need for the Saints to begin to leave Nauvoo for the west as soon as possible.  In the afternoon, a meeting of the captains of hundreds and fifties met. Brigham Young laid before them the situation and the fear the government and mobs were planning on harassing them to keep them from leaving.  They all agreed to move the time of leaving Nauvoo forward and left the meeting to make final preparations.

1848 – The signing of the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalog ends the Mexican War and the area of the Great Basin where the Saints had settled a few months previously becomes part of the United States.  The treaty included land in what is now known as Utah, California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and small parts of other states

1968 – Missionaries arrive in Thailand for the first time since 1854.

1986 – Brazil becomes the third country outside the United States to have 50 stakes.

1996 – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is featured on a broadcast of CBS This Morning, a national morning news program.

2002 – The first meetinghouse in India, housing the Rajahmundry Branch, was dedicated.

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