LDS History, Apr 4, 1984

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Apr 4, 1984
Museum of Church History and Art dedicated in Salt Lake City. (1)

-- Apr 7, 1984
The first members of the First Quorum of the Seventy called for temporary three- to five-year terms were sustained. They were later sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy, created in 1989. (2)

First general authorities called to serve with a five-year, rather than lifetime, appointment. (1)

-- Apr 12, 1984
Russell M. Nelson is ordained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (3)

-- During 1984 April
Personal Ancestral File software released. (1)

-- May 3, 1984
Dallin H. Oaks is ordained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (3)

-- May 25, 1984
Boise Idaho Temple; Location: Boise, Idaho, USA; Announcement: 31 March 1982; Dedication: 25 May 1984 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Rededication: 14 February 1987 by James E. Faust; Style: Modern adaptation of six-spire design; Notes: The rededication in 1987 was for the addition only (4)

-- Jun 14, 1984
[U.S. Religious History] The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution against ordaining women in the Baptist Church. (5)

-- Jun 24, 1984
Members of the First Quorum of the Seventy were appointed to serve as area presidencies in 13 major geographical areas of the Church â€" seven in the United States and Canada and six in other parts of the world. (2)

Area presidencies organized. (1)

-- During 1984, June
Area Presidencies inaugurated, with members called from the Seventies. (6)

-- Jul 24, 1984
In American Fort, Utah, Ron and Dan Lafferty stabbed to death their sister-in-law, Brenda Lafferty, and her daughter Erica, aged 15 months. In 2003 Jon Krakauer authored "Under the Banner of Heaven," an account of the murder and the Mormon background of the Laffertys. (7)

-- During July 1984
[U.S. Religious History] Jerry Falwell was forced to pay gay activist Jerry Sloan $5,000 after losing a court battle. During a TV debate in Sacramento, Falwell falsely denied calling the gay-oriented Metropolitan Community Churches "brute beasts" and "a vile and Satanic system" that will "one day be utterly annihilated and there will be a celebration in heaven." When Sloan insisted he had a tape, Falwell promised $5,000 if he could produce it. Sloan did, Falwell refused to pay, and Sloan successfully sued. Falwell appealed, with his attorney alleging that the Jewish judge in the case was prejudiced. Falwell lost again and was forced to pay an additional $2,875 in sanctions and court fees. (5)

1 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
2 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
3 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),
4 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
5 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
6 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chronology of Church History,
7 - Ratnikas, Algis, TimelinesDb,

Mormon History Timeline /Chronology