LDS History, Oct 14, 1962

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Oct 14, 1962
[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] First televised broadcast of the choir. (1)

-- During Oct-Dec 1962
[Media] Church purchases five international shortwave radio transmitters from New York shortwave radio station with the call letters WRUL (later called WNYW) that broadcasts daily in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German (unreceivable in the USA); about 5% of the programming was Church material. FCC approves sale to the Church for $1. million. A Church subsidiary, International Educational Broadcasting Corporation,605 buys the station to facilitate broadcast capabilities to Europe and South America. (Radio) (2)

-- 1962
Church Membership at end of year: 1,965,786
New Converts : 142,125
Percent Change from previous year: 7.79% (3)

[General Religious History] The Church of All Worlds, the first American neo-pagan church, is formed by a group including Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, and Richard Lance Christie. (4)

[Lowell Bennion] In 1962 he established the Teton Valley Boys Ranch, near Driggs, Idaho, to provide urban youth with opportunities for outdoor work and recreation. (5)

First communications satellite (including first transatlantic satellite broadcast in July),607 first digital phone network, first pagers. (Media History) (2)

[Media] Let Freedom Ring, a program produced by KSL609 tracing U.S. history through song and the spoken word, airs on CBS (show wins Peabody Award and Freedom Foundation Award). (Television) (2)

The Church founded Nauvoo Restoration Inc., and appointed Dr. Kimball as president to restore the historical importance of the city. (6)

-- During 1962-2000
[Nauvoo] More than a thousand acres have been brought to a park-like appearance with more than two-dozen historic buildings restored. (6)

-- Mar 7, 1963
Stake Presidencies also became presidencies of stake high priests quorums. [See High Priest.] (7)

-- Mar 10, 1963
[Media] Hugh B. Brown presents the --Covenant, an address covering Mormon doctrine, on NBC radio. (Radio) (2)

-- Mar 17, 1963
[U.S. Religious History] Elizabeth Ann Seton of New York was beatified by Pope John XXIII. (8)

-- During April 1963
[Media] WRUL broadcast the 133rd Annual General Conference in languages other than English and Spanish. For the first time conference was broadcast in German and Portuguese as well. (9)

1 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
2 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
3 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
4 - Wikipedia, Timeline of Religion
5 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia,
6 - LDS Church News: Nauvoo -- The City of Joseph,
7 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
8 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
9 - The Mormon Channel: The Broadcast and Media History of the LDS Church Timeline,
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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