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September 12

John Johnson Farm

1831 – The Prophet Joseph and his family move to the John Johnson home in Hiram, Ohio, where he continues work on his inspired translation of the Bible. (History of the Church, 1:215)

1838 – A mob consisting of at least sixty men, entered the town of De Witt, Missouri, where a few Saints had settled earlier in the year—some still in their wagons and tents—and warned the members of the Church to leave town or face the consequences. Also, the Prophet Joseph learned that a letter had been sent to Governor Boggs from a few citizens of Daviess County containing lies and falsehoods about the Mormon residents of the area. (History of the Church, 3:76)

1845 – Brigham Young and the brethren learned of the mob burning of Morley Settlement, also called Yelrome, and asked for volunteers with wagons to go immediately and remove the “women, children, goods and grain to Nauvoo.’

1852 – A branch of the Church is organized at Poonah, India.

1974 – Elder Gordon B. Hinckley offers an invocation at the United States Congress.

1979 – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir begins a four-day tour of Japan and Korea.

1981 – The First Presidency announces the design for a smaller, less-expensive ward meetinghouse that would be built to save money and handle the growing need for meeting places in the Church.

1991 – On a hillside in Kyiv, Elder Boyd K. Packer, along with Elder Dallin H. Oaks, dedicates the Republic of the Ukraine for the preaching of the gospel.

2007 – During the Utah League of Cities and Towns Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, President Gordon B. Hinckley was honored as the organization’s “Municipal Citizen of the Century.”

2012 – Elder Ronald Rasband, Senior President of the Seventy, and Elder Kent Richards of the Seventy, met with one of the three-person presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zeljko Komsic, Also, the First Presidency announces a new curriculum for Young Men, Young Women and youth Sunday School classes beginning in January 2013. Translated into 23 languages, the curriculum is designed for distribution on the Internet.

2019 – In the capital city of Bamako, religious and community leaders joined with government dignitaries and national journalists to mark the official recognition of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a religious association in Mali.

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