LDS History, Apr 16, 1939

-- Apr 16, 1939
[Harold B. Lee] First storehouse on Welfare Square is completed in Salt Lake City. (1)

-- May 09, 1939
[U.S. Religious History] The Roman Catholic Church beatified the first Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha. (2)

-- May 10, 1939
[U.S. Religious History] After a separation of 109 years, the Methodist Episcopal Church in the U.S. was reunited. The Methodist Protestant Church had broken away in 1830 and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South had broken away in 1844. (2)

-- Jun 19, 1939
Wilford Wood purchased the Liberty Jail in Missouri on behalf of the Church. (3)

Liberty Jail purchased for the Church by Wilford Wood. (4)

-- Jul 30, 1939
[Quorum of the Twelve] Melvin J. Ballard dies. (5)

-- Aug 24, 1939
The First Presidency directed all missionaries in Germany to move to neutral countries. Later the missionaries were instructed to leave Europe and return to the United States. The last group arrived in New York Nov. 6, 1939. (3)

First Presidency began evacuating missionaries from Europe. (4)

-- Sep 1, 1939
World War II began when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later. (3)

World War II began with German invasion of Poland. (4)

-- Oct 6, 1939
The First Presidency message on world peace was delivered in general conference by President Heber J. Grant. (3)

[Quorum of the Twelve] Sylvester Q. Cannon becomes a member of the Quorum. (5)

-- Dec 16, 1939
The Church announces that worldwide membership reaches 750,000 on this day in history. (6)

1 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee, Salt Lake City, Utah
2 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
3 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
4 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
5 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
6 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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