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November 16

1831 – About this time, Oliver Cowdery and John Whitmer left for Missouri, and the Prophet Joseph Smith resumed working on his inspired translation of the Bible with Sidney Rigdon as his scribe. (History of the Church, 1:238)

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1838 – The Court of Inquiry continues in Richmond, Missouri. During this time, the defense gave a list of witnesses to the court who would support the leadership of the Church in their cause. All the witnesses were then arrested and thrust into prison and the defense was not allowed to see them.

1878 – Two thousand Latter-day Saint women gather at the Salt Lake Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah, to protest the federal government’s interference with religious practice in Utah.

1879 – The Mexican Mission is organized.

1952 – The Central American Mission is organized.

1968 – The first baptism, Etienne Sun, takes place in New Caledonia.

1975 – The first stake in France is organized at Paris.

1981 – The Jordan River Utah Temple is dedicated by President Marion G. Romney of the First Presidency.

2008 – The Mexico City Mexico Temple is re-dedicated by President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency, after renovations.

2010 – Kosovo United States Ambassador, Avni Spahiu, visited Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve at Church headquarters in Salt Lake City to thank the Church for supplying thousands of quilts through the LDS Humanitarian Services to refugees during the difficult winter of 1999.

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