LDS History, 1966

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- During 1966
Church creates the Deseret Management Corporation --as a holding company for its various corporate activities. Bonneville International Corporation, with other commercial Church ventures, transferred under the umbrella of Deseret Management Corporation. --Deseret Management Corporation was formed to keep the Church's commercial functions separate from its ecclesiastical functions and to allow its commercial operations to be taxed. (1)

[Mark Hofmann] At age twelve Hofmann purchases his first Mormon item: a five dollar Kirtland Safety Society Note signed by Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon. (2)

-- During 1967
[U.S. Religious History] Jerry Falwell created a racially segregated "Christian" school in order to avoid public school desegregation. As a result, Falwell was denounced by other local religious leaders. (3)

-- During 1967 April
For the first time, seven Mexican television and radio stations carried a session of general conference. (4)

-- Jun 05, 1967
[U.S. Religious History] Israel launched a preemptive attack on Egypt and other Arab nations. During the six-day conflict, which came to be known as the Six Day War, Israel captured the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank of the Jordan River. (3)

-- Jun 10, 1967
The Six-Day War in the Middle East ended with Israel holding conquered Arab territory four times its own size. (4)

-- Sep 29, 1967
The new administrative position of regional representative of the Twelve was announced, and the first 69 regional representatives were called and given their initial training. (4)

First Regional Representatives called, to begin January 1, 1968. (5)

-- Oct 5, 1967
[Quorum of the Twelve] Alvin R. Dyer ordained but not added to Quorum. (6)

-- During October 1967
First color telecast of Church General Conference. (1)

-- Nov 7, 1967
Public Broadcasting Act is signed and passed by President Lyndon B. Johnson forming the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (originates in 1968). (1)

-- During 1967 November
Church received a portion of the book of Abraham papyrus from the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. (7)

-- Dec 17, 1967
Mormon Tabernacle Choir's 2,000th weekly --Music and the Spoken Word broadcast. (1)

1 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
2 - Whittaker, David J., The Hofmann Maze, A Book Review Essay with a Chronology and Bibliography of the Hofmann Case, BYU Studies Vol. 29, No. 1, pg.80,
3 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
4 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
5 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
6 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
7 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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