LDS History, Dec 6, 1896

-- Dec 6, 1896
Fast Day changed from first Thursday of month to first Sunday. [See Fast and Testimony Meeting.] (1)

-- 1896
Church Membership at end of year: 241,427
New Converts : 10,311
Percent Change from previous year: 4.46% (2)

[Deseret] Butch Cassidy formed the Wild Bunch which consisted of 15 men and 4 women. (3)

[Deseret] Utah is admitted to the Union. (3)

[Deseret] Utah becomes the 45th state on January 4 and Heber M. Wells is inaugurated as the first governor. (4)

[Deseret] With statehood, Utah women regain the right to vote. (4)

-- During 1896-
[Periodicals] De Ster; Netherlands Mission Rotterdam, and (Unified 1967) The Hague, Holland Frankfurt, Germany DUTCH (Periodical) (5)

-- Mar 1, 1897
[Wilford Woodruff] Attends the celebration of his 90th birthday. (6)

-- Mar 13, 1897
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Death of daughter, Vera May Clawson, from drinking furniture cleaning fluid with carbolic acid. (7)

-- Mar 21, 1897
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Attends dedication of new Brigham City tabernacle. (7)

-- Oct 7, 1897
[Quorum of the Twelve] Matthias F. Cowley and Abraham O. Woodruff ordained. (8)

-- Oct 07, 1897
[U.S. Religious History] Elijah Mohammed, Black Muslim leader. was born. (9)

-- During 1897, November
First issue of Improvement Era published. (1)

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5 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.4, Appendix 3: Church Periodicals
6 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City, Utah
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