Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Today in Church History - Dec 30

-- 1803 Winter
[Lucy Mack Smith] Move back to the Tunbridge farm (early in the year). (LucyM)

-- 1813 Winter
[Sydney Rigdon] Solomon Spalding obtains temporary residence with the Wilson family in Washington Co. (Broadhurst-Rigdon)

-- 1818 Wtr-Spr
[Sydney Rigdon] Alexander Campbell opened Buffalo Seminary, located near Brush Run in Washington Co.; Alexander lived on his father-in-law's farm (Brown Farm) (Broadhurst-Rigdon)

-- 1828 Winter
[Sydney Rigdon] Sydney Rigdon brings Baptist "teachers" Darwin Atwater and Zeb Rudolph from northern Portage Co. to Mentor, to attend his instructional classes -- the two students notice that Rigdon is frequently absent from that place (parts of Jan-Mar.) (Broadhurst-Rigdon)

-- 1830 December 30
D&C 37 (Canandaigua): Joseph to stop translating now until he goes to Ohio "because of the enemy." Strengthen the church in Colesville. In time they should gather in Ohio "against the time that my servant Oliver shall return unto them." Date by William E. McLellin, Ensign of Liberty 1 (Mar. 1847), 2, in JS revelations, 97n98. (Kenny)

-- 1830, December-January 1831
The Saints were commanded to gather to Ohio (see D&C 37; 38: 31-32). (LDSOrg)

-- 1835 December 30
He spent the day in reading hebrew at the council room, with his scribe, in whose company he delighted, & who had sufficiently recovered his health. to attend to his usual avocation. 18341836 history, 166.
scribe: Warren Parrish
Kirtland 1835 (Kenny)

-- Winter 1838-39
[Heber C. Kimball] Church is driven from Missouri to Illinois. (HCK)

-- December 30, 1839
[Joseph Smith] Monmouth, New Jersey. Joseph Smith left Philadelphia and spent several days visiting a branch of the Church in New Jersey. (BYU-Studies)

-- December 30, 1840
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smiths history included an extensive list of books, pamphlets, and letters published for and against the Latter-day Saints during the past year. (BYU-Studies)

-- 1843 30 Dec.
[Anointed Quorum] Afternoon prayer circle meeting in the upper room of Joseph Smith's store "with the quorum"; William Law and wife Jane were absent, and Smith "preached on the principles of integrity, and showed that the lack of sustaining this principle led men [i.e. Law] to apostasy" (HC, JS-F, MHBY, WW; MAQ does not list this date). (DMQaq)

-- 1854 December 30
[Utah War] Colonel Steptoe, who had been offered the governorship of Utah by Pres. Pierce but declined, along with leading officials and business men of SLC signed a petition and sent it to Washington recommending Pres. Pierce reappoint Brigham Young as Governor of Utah Territory. (MMisc)

-- 1870 December 30
[William Clayton] Marries tenth wife, Anna Elizabeth Higgs. (GDSmith)

-- Winter 1876-77
[Mountain Meadows] While his appeals play out, John Lee writes his autobiography and confession, which he gives to his attorney, William Bishop, and which is later published under the title, Mormonism Unveiled. (Linder)

-- December 30, 1927
[U.S. Religious History] Originally founded by evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson in 1923, the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel was officially incorporated in Los Angeles, California. (USRelHist)

-- 30 December 1973 - 3 October 1981
[1st Presidency Changes] Spencer W. Kimball N. Eldon Tanner Marion G. Romney Reorganization of First Presidency after death of Harold B. Lee (Wiki-1stp)

-- 1973, December 30
Spencer W. Kimball became President of the Church. (EofM)

-- 1973 30 December
Spencer W. Kimball ordained and set apart as 12th president of the Church. (Hemidakota)

-- 1973, December 30
Spencer W. Kimball became President of the Church. (LDSOrg)

-- December 30, 1973
[Quorum of the Twelve] The First Presidency is reorganized, with Spencer W. Kimball President, N. Eldon Tanner First Counselor, and Marion G. Romney Second Counselor. Ezra Taft Benson is President of the Quorum. (Wiki12)

-- 1973, December 30
[Spencer W. Kimball] Becomes President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with President N. Eldon Tanner as First Counselor and President Marion G. Romney as Second Counselor in the First Presidency. (SKimball)

Sources: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddg8vq2m_123hgg7s883
/Mormon Church History Chronology/

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