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March 26

1830 – The Book of Mormon goes on sale at the E. B. Grandin bookstore in Palmyra, New York.

1836 – The Prophet Joseph met with the “Presidency to make arrangements for the solemn assembly’ and dedication of the Kirtland Temple scheduled for the next day. (History of the Church, 2:409).

1844 – The Prophet Joseph Smith meets with the full Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for the last time and is probably when he gives them his “last charge’ and bestows on them the keys, rights, and responsibility to lead the Kingdom of God.  The Prophet also wrote a letter to the Congress of the United States offering to raise a volunteer army of one hundred thousand men to protect and bring organized constitutional government to the western and southern portions of the North American continent in behalf of the United States.

1850Colonel Thomas L. Kane, a nonmember friend of the Prophet Joseph and the Latter-day Saints, gives a lecture on the “Mormons’ to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.  His address is one of the few non-Mormon presentations on the Church that was a positive look at the Church.

1904 – The Bureau of Information, the first visitors’ center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, is dedicated by President John R. Winder of the First Presidency.  It was an octagonal frame structure about twenty feet across and cost approximately $500.

1989 – The first convert in Suriname is baptized.

1998 – A replica of the Joseph Smith Sr. family log home in Palmyra, New York, is dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley.  The original home is where Joseph lived at the time of the First Vision and where the appearance of the angel Moroni took place.

2011 – Brigham Young University-Hawaii, played in the final of the NCAA Division II National Championship, losing to Bellarmine University, 71-68.

2020 – President Nelson invites all worldwide to fast for ‘physical, spiritual healing’ in response to COVID-19.

2021 – President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, offered the dedicatory prayer for the new Pioneer Center at the entrance at This Is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City

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