LDS History, 1937

-- 1937
Church Membership at end of year: 767,752
New Converts : 7,062
Percent Change from previous year: 0.93% (1)

-- During 1937 - Oct 8, 1942
[Change in Presiding Church Patriarch Office] George F. Richards
(Acting Presiding Patriarch) Unrelated to Smith family; unlike Nicholas G. Smith and Frank B. Woodbury, was officially called, set apart, and sustained as the Acting Presiding Patriarch (2)

-- During 1937
Church purchased 88 acres of the Martin Harris Farm. (3)

J. Reuben Clark Jr. challenged Saints to store a year's supply of food, clothing, and, where possible, fuel. (3)

Missionary Handbook first published. (3)

-- During 1937-
[Periodicals] El Atalaya (Changed; Mexican Mission Los Angeles, California to In Yaotlapiyoui Mexico City, Mexico 1937; changed to Atalaya 1944; changed to Liahona 1945; Unified 1967) SPANISH (Periodical) (4)

[Periodicals] Lys Over Norge; Norwegian Mission Oslo, Norway and (Unified 1967) Lynge, Denmark Frankfurt, Germany NORWEGIAN (Periodical) (4)

-- During 1937-1955
[Periodicals] El Mensajero; Argentine Mission Buenos Aires, Argentina (Changed to El Mensajero Deseret 1941) SPANISH (Periodical) (4)

-- During 1937
[Utah] Capitol Reef recognized as National Monument (becomes a National Park in 1971). (5)

-- Feb 20, 1938
[Spencer W. Kimball] Called as president of the Mount Graham Stake. (6)

-- Apr 6, 1938
[Quorum of the Twelve] Sylvester Q. Cannon ordained an apostle, and set apart as an Associate to the Twelve. (7)

-- Apr 14, 1938
[Quorum of the Twelve] Sylvester Q. Cannon ordained apostle (7)

-- Apr 19, 1938
A Group of LDS Missionaries, including Marvin J. Ashton [a future apostle] wins the Great Britain National Basketball Championship. (8)

1 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
2 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Presiding Patriarchs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
3 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
4 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.4, Appendix 3: Church Periodicals
5 - History to Go, War to War,
6 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, Salt Lake City, Utah
7 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
8 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology