LDS History, 1961

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- During 1961
[Media] All-Church Coordinating Council organized to oversee entire Church curriculum. (1)

[Media] New set of missionary lessons is written called A Uniform System for Teaching Investigators. The new set now had six discussions that were supposed to be memorized. (BooksPamphlets) (1)

[Media] Priesthood Correlation program introduced. (1)

-- Feb 1, 1962
[Thomas S. Monson] Sustained as a high councilor in the Valley View Stake. (2)

-- Feb 20, 1962
John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, a feat he accomplished in one hour and 37 minutes aboard the Friendship 7 space capsule. (3)

-- Mar 27, 1962
[U.S. Religious History] Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel of Louisiana ordered all Roman Catholic schools in the New Orleans diocese to end their policies of racial segregation. (4)

-- During 1962 March
Age for male missionaries lowered from 20 to 19. (5)

-- During March-Sept. 1962
[Media] BYU's application to acquire Provo's KLOR-TV (Channel 11) is accepted; call letters changed to KBYU-TV. (Television) (1)

-- Apr 06, 1962
[U.S. Religious History] The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled 4-3 against Madalyn Murray (later O'Hair) in her case to force the end of required Bible readings and recitations of the Lord's Prayer in public schools. (4)

-- Apr 23, 1962
[Joseph Smith] Elder George Q. Morris passes away. (6)

[Quorum of the Twelve] George Q. Morris dies. (7)

-- During 1962 April
At the 132nd Annual Conference, the first seminar of General Authorities and presidents of stakes outside North America was held. (3)

-- During April 1962
[Media] April 1962 General Conference carried by 52 television stations. First time conference broadcast coast-to-coast. (Telegraph) (1)

1 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
2 - Deseret News, Timeline: Thomas S. Monson,,5143,695250351,00.html
3 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
4 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
5 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
6 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),
7 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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