1829 – About this time, David, John, and Peter Whitmer, Jr., approached the Prophet Joseph, having become “our zealous friends and assistants in the work; and being anxious to know their respective duties, and having desired with much earnestness that I should inquire of the Lord concerning them, I did so, through the means of the Urim and Thummim, and obtained for them in succession the following revelations.’ These revelations are recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants as sections 14, 15, and 16. (History of the Church, 1:49-51)
1841 – Judge Stephen A. Douglas returned and delivered his opinion at the court in Monmouth, Illinois. Ruling the writ “was dead . . . the defendant could not be held in custody on that writ’ (History of the Church, 4:370). The Prophet Joseph was released from custody. It was a victory for the Prophet and he wrote, “Thus have I been once more delivered from the fangs of my cruel persecutors, for which I thank God, my Heavenly Father’ (History of the Church, 4:371). In mid afternoon Joseph and his company left Monmouth to return to Nauvoo. They traveled twenty miles and encamped for the night along side the road.
*Nauvoo Expositer* building on Mulholland Street
1844 – The Nauvoo City Council meets from “10 a. m., to 1:20 p. m., and from 2:20 p. m. to 6:30 p. m. investigating the merits of the Nauvoo Expositor. An ordinance was passed by the city council against libels, an act was passed calling the Expositor a public nuisance, and the mayor was ordered to immediately have the nuisance removed. The mayor, Joseph Smith, then orders the marshal to destroy the press. “About 8 p. m., the Marshal returned and reported that he had removed the press, type, printed paper, and fixtures into the street, and destroyed them’ (History of the Church, 6:432). These actions would lead to the arrest of Joseph and Hyrum Smith and their death in Carthage, Illinois.
1875 – Brigham Young organizes the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association in Salt Lake City, Utah. The YMMIA was the forerunner of the current Young Men’s program in the Church.
1883 – The San Luis Stake, the first stake in Colorado, is organized.
1981 – The first stake in Portugal is organized in Lisbon.
2012 – The Manaus Brazil Temple was dedicated by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency.
2015 – Elder Jeffrey R. Holland became the first LDS Apostle to speak before members of the Parliament of Great Britain in London. Elder Holland spoke on behalf of LDS Charities, which has partnered with the AMAR Foundation, an international organization that helps provide humanitarian aid in war-torn countries.
2019 – Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Mary, met government leaders in Kuwait, including Mr. Fareed Emadi, secretary general of the Supreme Commission for the Promotion of Moderation in the Ministry of Awqaf, to express gratitude on behalf of the First Presidency for the milestone in February when the State of Kuwait gave official recognition to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
2021 – The North Visitors’ Center on Temple Square is being decommissioned and scheduled for demolition later this year, with its northwest section of Temple Square proper to be replaced in coming years with gardens and contemplative space.
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