LDS History, May 21, 1963

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- May 21, 1963
[U.S. Religious History] The highest governing body of the United Presbyterian Church stated for the record its opposition to mandatory prayers in public schools, Sunday closing laws, and special tax privileges accorded to both churches and the clergy. (1)

-- During May 1963
[Thomas S. Monson] Named member of the Priesthood Home Teaching Committee. (2)

-- Jun 17, 1963
[Harold B. Lee] Marries Freda Joan Jensen in the Salt Lake Temple. (3)

-- Jun 22, 1963
[Quorum of the Twelve] Hugh B. Brown ordained First Counselor, N. Eldon Tanner Second Counselor to President David O. McKay. (4)

-- Sep 18, 1963 - 4 October 1963
[1st Presidency Changes] David O. McKay Hugh B. Brown Death of Henry D. Moyle (5)

-- Sep 18, 1963
[Joseph Smith] Elder Henry D. Moyle dies. (6)

[Quorum of the Twelve] Henry D. Moyle dies. (4)

-- Oct 4, 1963 - 28 October 1965
[1st Presidency Changes] David O. McKay Hugh B. Brown N. Eldon Tanner Hugh B. Brown called as First Counselor; N. Eldon Tanner called as Second Counselor (5)

-- Oct 4, 1963
[Thomas S. Monson] Called to the Quorum of the Twelve and ordained an apostle. (2)

-- Oct 10, 1963
[Quorum of the Twelve] Thomas S. Monson ordained. (4)

-- Oct 12, 1963
The Polynesian Cultural Center, located near the Church College of Hawaii and the temple in Laie, Hawaii, was dedicated. (7)

Polynesian Cultural Center dedicated in Laie, Hawaii. (8)

-- During 1963 October
[Joseph Smith] Elder N. Eldon Tanner, after having been an apostle for only one year, is called as second counselor to President David O. McKay in the First Presidency. He spends the rest of his life serving in the First Presidency. (6)

1 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
2 - Deseret News, Timeline: Thomas S. Monson,,5143,695250351,00.html
3 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee, Salt Lake City, Utah
4 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
5 - Wikipedia, First Presidency (LDS Church),
6 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),
7 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
8 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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