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July 14

1831 – Joseph Smith and his party arrive in Independence, Missouri, from Kirtland, Ohio. (History of the Church, 1:188-189)

1835 – Joseph Smith was continuing the translation of the book of Abraham and arranging a grammar of the Egyptian language as practiced by the ancients. (History of the Church, 2:238)

1840 – Joseph Smith wrote to the Saints at the Crooked Creek Branch in Illinois (later Ramus), approving the organization of a stake there.

1847 – Orson Pratt’s advance party traveled 13 1/4 miles, camping at the junction of Echo Creek and the Weber River.  Sickness still kept Brigham Young, and others in his party, from continuing the journey.  Prayers were offered in behalf of the sick that evening.

1956 – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed at the annual Red Rocks Theater Summer Music Festival with the Denver Symphony in evening concerts on July 14th and 15th. The Choir also performed their Sunday morning broadcast from the venue on the morning of July 16th.

1969 – The newly completed Salt Palace Event Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, is dedicated by President N. Eldon Tanner of the First Presidency.  This building no longer stands and was replaced by a larger facility with the same name.

1992 – The Lusaka Branch, the first branch of the Church in Zambia, is organized.

2001 – A bronze statue of Karl G. Maeser, first president of Brigham Young Academy, later Brigham Young University, was unveiled on the grounds of the Dresden Germany Stake Center by President Thomas S. Monson of the First Presidency.  Brother Maeser was born in 1828 in Meissen, twenty-five miles north of Dresden.

2019Music and the Spoken Word celebrated its 90th anniversary and continued its legacy as the longest-running continuously broadcast network program in the United States during its Sunday Morning broadcast that was sent out to more than 2,000 TV and radio stations around the world from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

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