LDS History, Mar 2, 1980

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Mar 2, 1980
Consolidated meeting plan began for Saints in Canada and the United States. (1)

-- Mar 28, 1980
Bonneville Satellite Corporation formed in Salt Lake City. (2)

-- Mar 30, 1980
The Mormon Church celebrated its 150th anniversary in Salt Lake City, Utah. (3)

-- Apr 6, 1980
Celebrating the Church's 150th anniversary, President Spencer W. Kimball conducted part of general conference from the newly restored Peter Whitmer farmhouse at Fayette, N.Y., the site where the Church was organized. The proceedings in Fayette were linked with the congregation in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City via satellite, the first time a satellite was used in the Church for transmitting broadcasts of general conference. (4)

Church sesquicentennial commemorated with telecast from the Whitmer Farm and Salt Lake Tabernacle. (1)

Church‘s first satellite broadcast is viewed by millions as the sesquicentennial celebration of the Church is commemorated in conjunction with General Conference. President Spencer W. Kimball dedicates the reconstructed Peter Whitmer, Sr., log home on the original site, in Fayette, New York. (2)

-- Apr 7, 1980
Gordon B. Hinckley and J. Willard Marriott Jr. (LDS businessman) interviewed by Tom Brokaw on Today show. (2)

-- During 1980 May
Missionary work opened in Haiti and Belize. (4)

-- During July 1980
CompuServe Information Service and Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch initiate the first online newspaper with 3,600 subscribers. (2)

-- Oct 18, 1980-Nov. 1
The last of a series of large area conferences, presided over by the president of the Church, was held in six major cities in the Far East: Manila, Philippines; Hong Kong; Taipei, Taiwan; Seoul, Korea; and Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. (4)

-- Oct 27, 1980
[Spencer W. Kimball] Dedicates the Tokyo Japan Temple. (5)

Tokyo Japan Temple; Location: Tokyo, Japan; Announcement: 9 August 1975; Dedication: 27 October 1980 by Spencer W. Kimball (6)

-- Nov 17, 1980
[Spencer W. Kimball] Dedicates the Seattle Washington Temple. (5)

1 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
2 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
3 - Ratnikas, Algis, TimelinesDb,
4 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
5 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, Salt Lake City, Utah
6 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,

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