LDS History, Jul 15, 1929

-- Jul 15, 1929
[Media] The Tabernacle Choir began their weekly broadcast, now known as “Music and the Spoken Word from Temple Square”. This program is now the oldest continuous sustaining broadcast in American radio. (1)

[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] First nationwide radio broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word with Ted Kimball, announcer, originating from KDYL, predecessor of todays KSL radio in Salt Lake City. (2)

-- Jul 24, 1929
Czechoslovakia Mission opened, the first in Eastern Europe. (3)

-- Oct 29, 1929
The New York Stock Market collapsed in frantic trading, a dramatic beginning of the Great Depression. (4)

Stock Market crash precipitated great depression. (3)

-- During 1929 November
The official publication of the Sunday School began publishing under the name of The Instructor. From 1877 until 1929, the publication was The Juvenile Instructor. The name change reflected the growing use of articles on teaching methods and gospel subjects to be used by the several Church organizations. (4)

-- 1929
Church Membership at end of year: 663,652
New Converts : 7,966
Percent Change from previous year: 1.21% (5)

[Joseph Smith] July 15 - Using a single microphone for the speaker, organ, and choir, Music and the Spoken Word performs its first radio broadcast. Richard L. Evans is the speaker. (6)

-- During 1929-1939
[Periodicals] Hvezdika; Czechoslovakian Prague, Czechoslovakia Mission CZECH (Periodical) (7)

-- During 1929
[Utah] Arches recognized as a National Monument (becomes a National Park in 1978). (8)

Stock market crashes, sending the nation into the Great Depression, which hits Utah hard and initiates the state's heavy reliance of federal aid. (8)

-- Mar 22, 1930
[U.S. Religious History] American televangelist Pat Robertson was born. (9)

-- Apr 6, 1930
The centennial of the Church's organization was observed at general conference in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. B.H. Roberts prepared his Comprehensive History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a centennial memorial. (4)

1 - The Mormon Channel: The Broadcast and Media History of the LDS Church Timeline,
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
3 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
4 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
5 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
6 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),
7 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.4, Appendix 3: Church Periodicals
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9 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology