LDS History, 1975

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- During 1975
Salt Lake City population is 169,917. (1)

-- During 1975-1978
[Sunstone Editor/Publisher] Scott Kenney, Editor/Publisher (2)

-- Jan 8, 1976
David B. Haight is ordained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (3)

-- Jan 17, 1976
The Church News publishes a statement by Spencer W. Kimball, which marks the beginning of a campaign against pornography. (4)

-- Feb 15, 1976- March 2
A total of 53,000 members in the South Pacific attended nine area conferences in American Samoa, Western Samoa, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, and Australia to hear counsel from President Spencer W. Kimball and other General Authorities. (5)

-- Apr 3, 1976
Members attending general conference accepted Joseph Smith's Vision of the Celestial Kingdom and Joseph F. Smith's Vision of the Redemption of the Dead for addition to the Pearl of Great Price. These scriptures became part of the Doctrine and Covenants on June 6, 1979. (5)

Two revelations added to Pearl of Great Price. In 1981, they were moved to become D&C 137 and 138. (6)

-- Jun 5, 1976
The Teton Dam in southeastern Idaho burst, sending a wall of water, between 12 and 20 feet high, onto the mostly LDS towns below. About 40,000 people, most of them members of the Church, were driven from their homes. (5)

-- Jun 16, 1976
Bay Area Broadcasting Company acquires KRON-FM, a San Francisco radio station. The call letters are changed to KOIT-FM. (1)

-- Jun 18, 1976-22
President Kimball spoke at three area conferences in England and Scotland, which were attended by more than a total of 17,000 members. (5)

-- Jun 25, 1976
Missouri Gov. Christopher S. Bond signed an executive order rescinding the extermination order issued in 1838 by Gov. Lilburn W. Boggs. (5)

Extermination Order of 1838 rescinded by Missouri governor Christopher S. Bond. (7)

-- Jul 4, 1976
President Kimball spoke at a Church-sponsored U.S. Bicentennial devotional attended by more than 23,000 people at the Capitol Centre in Landover, Md. Numerous additional activities involved Church members in the United States during the year-long Bicentennial observance. (5)

1 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
2 - Wikipedia, Sunstone Magazine,
3 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),
4 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
5 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chronology of Church History,
7 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology