1829 – About this time, Joseph Knight, Sr., arrived at the home of Joseph Smith, “having heard of the manner in which we were occupying our time, very kindly and considerately brought us a quantity of provisions, in order that we might not be interrupted in the work of translation by the want of such necessaries of life’ (History of the Church, 1:47). He desired to know his duty and asked Joseph to inquire of the Lord. In response, the Prophet received the revelation known as Doctrine and Covenants 12.
1834 – Zion’s Camp participated in a mock battle with each other. They divided into three camps and practiced fighting each other. The Prophet Joseph was pleased how well some of the men performed. They then continued their journey across the prairie and encamped in a strip of timber. Later, he found out he had been receiving good bread while some of the men had received sour bread. He chastised the cook for his partiality as he wanted his “brethren to fare as well as I did.’ (History of the Church, 2:74-75).
1846 – Members of the Twelve Apostles and other leaders of the Church in Nauvoo, Illinois, met for prayer. They prayed that the Lord would “overrule the movements of Wm. [William] Smith who is endeavoring to ride the Twelve down; also that the Lord would overrule the proceedings of the mob so that we may dwell in peace until the Temple is finished’ (History of the Church, 7:420).
1903 – United States President Theodore Roosevelt visits Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the first United States President to speak in the Tabernacle where he gave a tribute to the Mormon Pioneers who settled Utah.
1946 – Five hundred former members who had been part of a group that had left the Church over a dispute regarding native leadership, spread flowers along the lane leading to the chapel in Tecako, Mexico, and stand on each side, singing “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet’ as President George Albert Smith arrives to address them. He invites them back into the Church, and some twelve hundred eventually return.
1983 – A deep winter snow pack and a heavy spring runoff created flooding problems along the Wasatch Front of Utah. On this date, a phone call from Salt Lake City mayor Ted Wilson to President Don Ostler of the Salt Lake Monument Stake yielded 2000 volunteers in one hour to build sandbag levees along State Street in downtown Salt Lake. Sandbags were also used near the Provo Temple in Utah County.
1984 – The Church receives permission for missionaries to begin working on the Island of Antigua. The first missionaries would arrive in July.
1996 – President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates Cambodia in Phnom Penh for the preaching of the gospel and meets with a group of Saints in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he dedicates Vietnam for the preaching of the gospel.
2001 – Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles broke ground at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, for the new Jacob Spori Building. The building will replace the original Spori Building that was the first home of Ricks Academy.
2021 – A renovated portion of Historic Nauvoo in Illinois—The Temple District of Nauvoo — the area near and inclusive of the Nauvoo Temple, which was first completed in 1846 and rebuilt in 2002 — was dedicated by Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In his dedicatory prayer, the Apostle pled that God “bless this entire district to be a place of serenity where Thy Spirit may dwell. May it forever stand as a memorial to those who built the temple and evoke feelings of awe and reverence for the Savior Jesus Christ and His restored gospel in all visitors to Nauvoo. . . . We pray that those who visit this site may feel the significance of the temple and be inspired to come to the house of the Lord.’
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