LDS History, Jul 1, 1978

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Jul 1, 1978
The Relief Society Monument to Women was dedicated in Nauvoo, Ill., by President Kimball. (1)

-- Aug 7, 1978
North Dakota became the final state of the United States to have a stake headquartered within its boundaries when the Fargo North Dakota stake was created. (1)

-- Aug 19, 1978
Elder Delbert L. Stapley dies. (2)

[Quorum of the Twelve] Delbert L. Stapley dies. (3)

-- Sep 9, 1978
A new missionary training program was announced: Missionaries to English-speaking missions would receive four weeks training while those learning other languages would continue to receive eight weeks training at the new Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, which replaced the Language Training Mission and the Mission Home in Salt Lake City. (1)

All training of missionaries consolidated at new Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. (4)

-- Sep 16, 1978
Women and girls 12 years of age and over gathered for a first-ever special closed-circuit audio conference, similar to general conference priesthood broadcasts. (1)

First annual women's meeting held. (5)

-- Sep 30, 1978
A new special emeritus status for General Authorities was announced in general conference, and seven members of the First Quorum of the Seventy were so designated. (1)

June 8 revelation on priesthood sustained by Church (D&C: toured Eastern Europe. (5)

Emeritus status announced for general authorities over age 70. (4)

Revelation granting the priesthood to every worthy male member without regard to race or color sustained by Church (see OD-2). (6)

Official Declarationâ€"2 issued by President Spencer W. Kimball, officially allowing all worthy males to receive the priesthood 715 (included in Doctrine and Covenants as of 1981). (7)

1 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
2 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),
3 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
4 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
5 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
6 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chronology of Church History,
7 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,

Mormon History Timeline /Chronology