LDS History, Oct 6, 1961 - 12 October 1961

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Oct 6, 1961 - 12 October 1961
[1st Presidency Changes] David O. McKay Henry D. Moyle Hugh B. Brown (Third Counselor) Death of J. Reuben Clark, Jr. (1)

-- Oct 6, 1961
[Quorum of the Twelve] J. Reuben Clark dies. (2)

-- Oct 12, 1961 - 18 September 1963
[1st Presidency Changes] David O. McKay Henry D. Moyle Hugh B. Brown Henry D. Moyle called as First Counselor; Hugh B. Brown called as Second Counselor (1)

-- Oct 12, 1961
[Quorum of the Twelve] Henry D. Moyle set apart as First Counselor, Hugh B. Brown Second Counselor to President David O. McKay. (2)

-- During 1961, October
All-Church Coordinating Council established to correlate Curriculum and activities for children, youth, and adults. [See Correlation.] (3)

-- During 1961 November
A Language Training Institute was established at Brigham Young University for missionaries called to foreign countries. In 1963, it became the Language Training Mission. (4)

-- Dec 2, 1961
[Joseph Smith] Gordon B. Hinckley is ordained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (5)

-- Dec 3, 1961
The first Spanish-speaking stake in the Church was created in Mexico City. (4)

[Media] First Spanish-speaking stake organized in Mexico City. (6)

-- Dec 4, 1961
Missionary Language Institute opened at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with Ernest J. Wilkins serving as director (see Missionary Training Centers). (7)

-- 1961
Church Membership at end of year: 1,823,661
New Converts : 130,481
Percent Change from previous year: 7.71% (8)

First use of computers to provide names for temple ordinances. (7)

-- During (1961)
[Juanita Brooks] Two books elevated Brooks to fame: The Mountain Meadows Massacre (1950) and John Doyle Lee: Zealot, Pioneer Builder, Scapegoat (1961). (9)


Footnotes:
1 - Wikipedia, First Presidency (LDS Church), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Presidency_(LDS_Church)#Chronology_of_the_First_Presidency
2 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronology_of_the_Quorum_of_the_Twelve_Apostles_(LDS_Church)
3 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
4 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
5 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_century_(Mormonism)
6 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007, http://byustudies.byu.edu/showTitle.aspx?title=7984
7 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000," http://www.lds.net/forums/scripture-study-forum/12108-church-chronology-1800-2000-part-1-a.html#post214550
8 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-day_Saints_membership_history
9 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia, http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology
http://lds-church-history.blogspot.com/

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