LDS History, 1970

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- During 1970
7,590 new missionaries sent out. (1)

By this date, a worldwide organization had been developed to print and distribute Church literature in multiple languages, with publishing plants and distribution centers in England, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Salt Lake City. (1)

Church membership surpasses the 2. million mark. (1)

First stake organized in Asia in Tokyo, Japan. (1)

General Handbook of Instructions is published for Bishops to utilize Church programs effectively. (1)

The Children's Friend ceases publication. Began publication in 1902. (1)

Utah population is about 1 million. (1)

-- During 1970s
[Hotel Utah] During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s the hotel hosted famous visitors from around the world: John Kennedy, Jimmy Stewart, Lowell Thomas, Katherine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Van Cliburn, Helen Hayes, Harrison Salisbury, Liberace, Warren Burger, John Glenn, and Ella Fitzgerald, to name but a few. LDS Church Presidents David O. McKay and Spencer W. Kimball also lived at the hotel. (2)

-- During 1970
[Spencer W. Kimball] Becomes Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (3)

[Utah Immigration] In 1970 Utah was the only state in which the United Kingdom was the leading country of origin for immigrants and their children, accounting for 2.7 percent of the state's population, followed by 1.3 percent from Germany and 1.1 percent from Canada. (4)

-- During 1970s
[Utah Indians] In the 1970s the Southern Paiutes and Goshutes each won settlements of more than seven million dollars. Other important factors in Utah Indian self-determination have been the development of mineral deposits on reservation lands, utilization of water resources, development of recreation and tourism, and industrial development to provide employment for tribal members. (5)

-- During 1971 January
Publication of new Church magazines began: the Ensign for adults, the New Era for youth and the Friend for children. (6)

-- During 1971, January
New Church magazines, Ensign, New Era, and Friend commenced publication. (7)

1 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
2 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia, Hotel Utah,
3 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, Salt Lake City, Utah
4 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia, Utah Immigration,
5 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia, Utah Indians,
6 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
7 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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