LDS History, May 21, 1888

-- May 21, 1888
Manti Utah Temple; Location: Manti, Utah, USA; Announcement: 25 June 1875; Dedication: 21 May 1888 by Lorenzo Snow; Rededication: 14 June 1985 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Castellated Gothic/French Renaissance - designed by William H. Folsom; Notes: Wilford Woodruff performed a private dedication on May 17, 1888. (1)

-- May 27, 1888
[Quorum of the Twelve] Erastus Snow dies. (2)

-- 1888
Church Membership at end of year: 180,294
New Converts : 7,265
Percent Change from previous year: 4.20% (3)

-- During ca. 1888-91
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Works as abstractor of about 8,000 pages of Box Elder County real estate records covering previous nineteen years. (4)

-- Jan 19, 1889
[U.S. Religious History] The Salvation Army split; one group renounced allegiance to founder William Booth while another, lead by Booth's son Ballington and his wife Maud, incorporated itself as a separate organization in America in 1896. (5)

-- Feb 17, 1889
[U.S. Religious History] The famous American evangelist Billy Sunday held his first public crusade in Chicago. Over the course of his career as a popular religious speaker, at least 100 million Americans are estimated to have attended his sermons. (5)

-- Apr 6, 1889
First Relief Society conference. (6)

-- Apr 7, 1889 - 2 September 1898
[1st Presidency Changes] Wilford Woodruff George Q. Cannon Joseph F. Smith First Presidency reorganized after death of John Taylor (7)

-- Apr 7, 1889
Wilford Woodruff sustained President of Church. (8)

Wilford Woodruff sustained as president of the Church. (6)

Wilford Woodruff sustained as President of the Church. (9)

[Joseph F. Smith] Sustained as Second Counselor to President Wilford Woodruff. (10)

[Quorum of the Twelve] The First Presidency is reorganized with Wilford Woodruff President, George Q. Cannon First Counselor, and Joseph F. Smith Second Counselor. Lorenzo Snow becomes President of the Quorum. (2)

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4 - Larsen, Stan (editor), A Ministry of Meetings:The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson, Significant Mormon Diaries Series No. 6, A Rudger Clawson Chronology, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City 1993
5 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
6 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
7 - Wikipedia, First Presidency (LDS Church),
8 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
9 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chronology of Church History,
10 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, Salt Lake City, Utah
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