LDS History, Oct 3, 1975

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Oct 3, 1975
[Spencer W. Kimball] Begins the reconstitution of the First Quorum of the Seventy. (1)

-- Oct 6, 1975-11
Brigham Young University observed its 100th anniversary during homecoming week. (2)

-- Nov 7, 1975-9
Incident to the rapid growth of the Church in Mexico, 15 stakes were created in Mexico City in one weekend. (2)

-- Nov 11, 1975
November 12 - President Spencer W. Kimball rededicates the St. George Utah Temple after renovation. (3)

-- Nov 16, 1975
The Paris, France Stake was created. This was the first Stake created in France. (4)

-- Nov 18, 1975
The Church Genealogical Department was organized with five divisions, two of which were formerly known as the Genealogical Society. (2)

The Church Genealogical Department [Later, "The Family History Department"] is reorgansied with five divisions. (4)

-- Dec 2, 1975
Elder Hugh B. Brown dies. (3)

[Hugh B. Brown] Following McKay's death in 1970, he served in the Council of the Twelve until his own death, two years after Zina's, on 2 December 1975. (5)

[Quorum of the Twelve] Hugh B. Brown dies. (6)

-- 1975
Church Membership at end of year: 3,572,202
New Converts : 162,215
Percent Change from previous year: 4.76% (7)

[Chinese in Utah] The influx of refugees from Vietnam after 1975 contributed to the expansion of the Chinese community as well, because many of them were of Chinese extraction. Additional numbers were supplied by students from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and, more recently, from the People's Republic of China; some of these have stayed on to become citizens. Active in all facets of society and economy, Chinese Americans make a valuable contribution to the state of Utah. (8)

[Equal Rights Amemdment] The amendment went down to defeat again in 1975 despite a more vigorous campaign by supporters. By then opposition to ERA had intensified and expanded. (9)

1 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, Salt Lake City, Utah
2 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
3 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),
4 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
5 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia: Hugh B. Brown,
6 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
7 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
8 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia: Chinese in Utah,
9 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia: Equal Rights Amemdment,
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