LDS History, Jan 23, 1970

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Jan 23, 1970
Tanner, Nathan Eldon: Second Counselor to Joseph Fielding Smith in First Presidency 23 January 1970-2 July 1972. (1)

-- During 1970 January
A computerized system for recording and reporting Church contributions went into operation. (2)

-- During January 1970
In January 1970 Harold B. Lee was called to serve as a counselor in the First Presidency while concurrently presiding over the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (3)

-- During early 1970s
In the early 1970s the Hotel Utah responded to the changing travel market with massive remodeling that was projected to cost $6 million and that actually exceeded $15 million at completion. Using the slogan "Getting Better with Age," the hotel added two new wings, 160 guest rooms, a grand ballroom, exhibit space for conventions, a new kitchen, and a new rooftop restaurant. (4)

-- Mar 13, 1970
Mormon Pavilion dedicated at Expo '70 World's Fair in Osaka, Japan. The Japanese version of the film --Man's Search for Happiness is shown and over 6. million people visit the Pavilion. (5)

-- Mar 15, 1970
The first stake in Asia was organized in Tokyo, Japan. (2)

First stake in Asia organized at Tokyo, Japan. (6)

-- Mar 22, 1970
The first stake in Africa was organized in Transvaal, South Africa. (2)

First stake in Africa organized at Transvaal, South Africa. (6)

-- Apr 9, 1970
[Joseph Smith] Boyd K. Packer is ordained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (7)

-- Jun 01, 1970
[U.S. Religious History] Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr died at the age of 78 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. (8)

-- During July 1970
[Financial] The church launches a computerized system to catalog the payment of tithing and other donations. (9)

-- During 1970 October
Monday was designated for family home evening throughout the Church; no other Church activity was to be scheduled during that time. (2)

1 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
2 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
3 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia, Harold B. Lee,
4 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia,
5 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
6 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
7 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),
8 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
9 -
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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