1835 – The Kirtland High Council voted to have Sister Emma Smith proceed to make a selection of sacred hymns according to the revelation found in Doctrine and Covenants 25, and that W. W. Phelps be appointed to revise and arrange them for printing. (History of the Church, 2:273)
1838 – Governor Boggs of Missouri issues an order to the Missouri militia to raise a sufficient force of troops to aid the legal officers of Daviess county to execute all writs and other processes and to bring the Mormon offenders to justice. Also, the Kirtland Camp passed through Springfield, Illinois on their way to Missouri. There are several sick in the camp. They traveled twenty-two miles and are now 575 miles from Kirtland, Ohio.
1839 – Elder Brigham Young left his home in Montrose, Iowa, to leave on his mission to Great Britain. He left a sick wife with a new born child and was so sick himself, he had to be helped to the boat to cross the river to Nauvoo. He traveled as far as Heber C. Kimball’s home and was so sick that he ended up staying there for a few days before continuing on.
1840 – Joseph Smith, Sr., Patriarch to the Church, one of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, and the father of the Prophet Joseph Smith, dies in Nauvoo, Illinois at the age of 69. (History of the Church, 4:189)
1841 – The Prophet Joseph crossed the Mississippi River to Montrose to take part in a military parade as a guest of the militia of Lee County, Iowa. He had been invited by Brigadier-General Ezekiel W. Swazey and Colonel Amos B. Fuller. While not dressed in his military uniform of the Nauvoo Legion, he was “treated with every respect that visiting officers of our rank could be, through the entire day.’ A Mr. D. W. Kilbourn, a local merchant, attempted to cause a problem by reading a proclamation in front of his store calling upon those involved in the military exercise not to recognize the military rank of Joseph Smith and refuse to be reviewed by him. After the exercise the Prophet attempted to meet with Mr. Kilbourn but was ordered out of his store. “The conduct greatly disgusted his few friends, who upbraided Kilbourn with his ungentlemanly conduct, and accompanied me to the ferry, where I left them, showing me every manifestation of friendship’ (History of the Church, 4:417).
1843 – The Prophet Joseph attended a second lecture on Socialism by John Finch. After Mr. Finch was through, “I made a few remarks, alluding to Sidney Rigdon and Alexander Campbell getting up a community at Kirtland, and of the big fish there eating up all the little fish. I said I did not believe the doctrine‘ (History of the Church, 6:33). Mr. Finch replied and then John Taylor gave an additional response “at some length.’
1850 – The Perpetual Emigrating Company is incorporated, facilitating the immigration of thousands of converts to Utah until 1887.
1935 – It is announced that Elder John A. Widtsoe would teach a religion class at the University of Southern California, the first institute of religion outside the Intermountain West.
1963 – President David O. McKay dedicates a monument in Kansas City, Missouri, commemorating the establishment of the city’s first school, which was erected by the Colesville Saints in 1831.
1993 – Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin dedicates the Mediterranean island of Cyprus for the preaching of the gospel.
1994 – Elder Dallin H. Oaks dedicates the Republic of Cape Verde for the preaching of the gospel.
2003 – The Redlands California Temple is dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley.
2010 – Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, visited with President Thomas S. Monson and other Church leaders to thank them for the humanitarian support sent to Pakistan for the victims of the massive flooding that has devastated his nation.
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