LDS History, Apr 6, 1968

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Apr 6, 1968
[Quorum of the Twelve] Alvin R. Dyer called as Counselor to President David O. McKay. (1)

-- Apr 23, 1968
[U.S. Religious History] In Dallas, the Methodist and the Evangelical United Brethren churches unified to form the United Methodist Church, creating the second largest Protestant denomination in the USA. (2)

-- Oct 22, 1968
The Church received official recognition in Spain. The first missionaries arrived in June, 1969. (3)

-- Winter 1968
See W. R. Harris, Catholic Church in Utah 1776-1909 (1909); Louis J. Fries, One Hundred and Fifty Years of Catholicity in Utah (1926); Jerome C. Stoffel, "Hesitant Beginnings of the Catholic Church in Utah," Utah Historical Quarterly (Winter 1968); Bernice Maher Mooney, Salt of the Earth, the History of the Catholic Church in Utah, 1776-1987 (1987). (4)

-- 1968
Church Membership at end of year: 2,684,073
New Converts : 69,733
Percent Change from previous year: 2.67% (5)

[Beehive and Lion House] Under church direction both buildings were restored - the Beehive House in 1960 and the Lion House in 1968. The Beehive House is now a historic site open for public tours, while the Lion House remains a social center for wedding receptions, group meetings, and birthday parties. Its lower floor, called the "Pantry," operates as a cafeteria. (6)

Belle Spafford, president of the Relief Society, was elected president of the National Council of Women. (7)

By this time, the Book of Mormon and many other printed materials have been translated into 18 languages. (8)

First General Conference satellite broadcast to South America. (8)

-- During 1968-
[Periodicals] O Le Liahona; Samoan Mission Auckland, New Zealand (Unified) SAMOAN (Periodical) (9)

-- During 1968-1970
[Periodicals] Te Tiarama; French-Polynesian Auckland, New Zealand (Unified 1968) Mission TAHITIAN (Periodical) (9)

-- Jan 3, 1969
First Presidency announced that all non-English-speaking missionaries would receive two months' language training before entering the field. (7)

-- Jan 20, 1969
The Tabernacle Choir sang at U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's inauguration in Washington, D.C. (3)

1 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
2 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
3 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
4 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia,
5 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
6 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia,
7 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
8 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
9 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.4, Appendix 3: Church Periodicals
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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