1833 – Elders Orson Hyde and John Gould arrive in Kirtland, Ohio, and reported to the Prophet Joseph Smith on the forced expulsion of the Saints from Jackson County, Missouri, by mob action. (History of the Church, 1:446)
1834 – The Prophet Joseph receives Doctrine and Covenants 106, calling Warren A. Cowdery as a local presiding officer in the Church. It also teaches that the Second Coming of the Lord shall not overtake the children of light as a thief in the night. (History of the Church, 2:170-171)
1848 – President Brigham Young, Elder John Taylor, and John Kay create the designs and inscriptions for coins to be minted in Salt Lake City from gold found in California. The “Mormon coins” would include an all-seeing eye and the motto “Holiness to the Lord.”
1883 – The First convert in Austria, Paul Haslinger, is baptized.
1952 – United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower asks Elder Ezra Taft Benson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, to serve as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. With the approval and advice from President David O. McKay, Elder Benson accepts and serves in the position for eight years.
1981 – The first branch of the Church in the Cayman Islands is established.
1989 – The First Presidency announces the elimination of stake and ward budget assessments for financing local Church units in the United States and Canada.
1990 – Lloyd D. Newell becomes the voice of Music and the Spoken Word, the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir [Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square] broadcast on television and radio.
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