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March 9

1833 – The Prophet Joseph Smith receives the revelation known as Doctrine and Covenants 91, informing him “that it is not needful that the Apocrypha should be translated’

1834 – The Prophet Joseph Smith, traveling and recruiting brethren to join Zion’s Camp to help the Saints in Missouri, preached in a schoolhouse finding “a few disciples who were firm in the faith; and, after meeting found many believing and could hardly get away from them’ (History of the Church, 2:42).  They stayed at the home of Warren Cowdery.

1843 – John B. Cowan took the decision of Judge Pope, made in January, along with other legal documents, to present them to the Governor of Iowa.  It was hoped he would recall a writ for the Prophet Joseph’s arrest if he were to cross the river into Iowa to visit the Saints there.  The writ for his arrest had been issued in response to the request of the Governor of Missouri and it was hoped the recent decision made in the District Court in Springfield, Illinois, would also end the Prophet’s legal problems in Iowa.

1844 – Brother King Follett was killed in Nauvoo, Illinois, in an accident while “walling up a well.’  His death would provide the background for one of the Prophet Joseph’s greatest sermons, the King Follett Discourse, a few weeks later during April General Conference held in Nauvoo.

1982 – With President Kimball in attendance, President Marion G. Romney of the First Presidency, dedicates the Spencer W. Kimball Tower, the tallest building on the campus of Brigham Young University-Provo.

1997 – Chile becomes the fourth nation in the world with one hundred stakes with the organization of the Puerto Varas Chile stake.

2019 – President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with Pope Francis inside the Vatican Saturday, the first meeting between a Latter-day Saint president and a pope. The visit comes a day before President Nelson dedicates **the Church’s first temple in Rome. President Nelson was joined by President M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

2021 – The 2021 Hill Cumorah and Nauvoo Pageants are canceled. Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hill Cumorah Pageant, originally scheduled to have its final season in 2021, was canceled and will not be held in future years. The Nauvoo Pageant will also not be held in 2021 but will continue in 2022.

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