LDS History, Dec 22, 1936

-- Dec 22, 1936
[Quorum of the Twelve] Alonzo A. Hinckley dies. (1)

-- 1936
Church Membership at end of year: 760,690
New Converts : 14,306
Percent Change from previous year: 1.92% (2)

A separate Aaronic Priesthood program for adults, recommended by the General Priesthood Committee on Outlines 20 years earlier, was introduced. (3)

[Heber J. Grant] The First Presidency establishes the Church Security Plan, now called the Church welfare program. (4)

Reva Beck Bosone becomes the first woman judge in Utah. (5)

-- During 1937 January
The First Presidency officially adopted the practice widely utilized over several preceding decades of ordaining worthy young men in the Aaronic Priesthood at specific ages. The recommended ages for advancement from deacon to teacher to priest to elder have changed from time to time since 1937. (3)

Aaronic Priesthood ages set at deacon, 12; teacher, 15; priest, 17. (6)

-- Feb 20, 1937
A portion of the Nauvoo Temple lot in Nauvoo, Ill., returned to Church ownership when Wilford C. Wood, representing the Church, purchased the property. (3)

Wilford Wood purchased a portion of the Nauvoo Temple lot for the Church. (6)

-- Apr 8, 1937
[Quorum of the Twelve] Albert E. Bowen ordained. (1)

-- During 1937 July
The Hill Cumorah pageant, "America's Witness for Christ," began on an outdoor stage on the side of the Hill Cumorah in New York. (3)

First Hill Cumorah Pageant performed. (6)

-- Sep 12, 1937
President Heber J. Grant returned to Salt Lake City after a three-month tour of Europe, where he visited with Church members and missionaries in 11 countries. He dedicated nine meetinghouses and gave some 55 addresses, including the principal address at the British Mission Centennial Conference at Rochdale, England, on Aug. 1. (3)

1 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
2 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
3 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
4 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Heber J. Grant, Salt Lake City, Utah
5 - History to Go, War to War,
6 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology