LDS History, Feb 15, 1987

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-- Feb 15, 1987
Mormon Tabernacle Choir‘s 3,th weekly ―Music and the Spoken Word broadcast. (1)

-- Mar 12, 1987
It was announced that the Church-owned Hotel Utah, a landmark in downtown Salt Lake City for 76 years, would close as a hotel Aug. 31 and be renovated as a meetinghouse and office building. (2)

-- Mar 19, 1987
[U.S. Religious History] Jim Bakker resigned as head of the PTL ministry after the revelation of a 1980 sexual affair a with church secretary, Jessica Hahn. (3)

-- Apr 20, 1987
[U.S. Religious History] In Columbus, Ohio, three smaller Lutheran groups merged to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), becoming the largest Lutheran denomination in the U.S. It was not officially incorporated, however, until the next year. (3)

-- During June 1987
[U.S. Religious History] Televangelist Oral Roberts claimed that he had raised numerous people from the dead. (3)

-- Jul 01, 1987
[U.S. Religious History] President Reagan nominated conservative jurist Robert Bork to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.. In October, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9 to 5 against the nomination and the entire Senate later did the same. (3)

-- Jul 15, 1987
The Genealogical Library celebrated the conversion of the last card from its card catalog to computer. (2)

-- Jul 24, 1987-26
Church members throughout Britain commemorated the 150th anniversary of the first missionary work in Great Britain. Thirteen General Authorities, including President Ezra Taft Benson and President Gordon B. Hinckley, attended various events, which included dedication of historical sites, firesides and conferences. (2)

-- Jul 26, 1987
Church Members celebrate 150 years in the British Isles. (4)

-- Aug 15, 1987
The Church's Genealogical Department was renamed the Family History Department. (2)

-- Aug 27, 1987
[U.S. Religious History] Jamie Dodge of Mississippi was fired from her job at the Salvation Army because she was Pagan. She later filed suit against the Salvation Army for religious discrimination and won. (3)

-- Aug 28, 1987
[Capital Punishment] Lethal injection was introduced in Utah with the death of Pierre Dale Selby, on 28 August 1987. He was sentenced to die for killing three people in Ogden's HiFi Shop thirteen years earlier, and was the second black to be executed in Utah. Also two Hispanics and two Indians have been executed; all the others have been white men. Of the forty-seven executed men, twenty-five were non-Mormons, and eight Mormons; the religion of fourteen could not be specifically ascertained. The ages of those executed ranged from eighteen to sixty-four years of age--the age of John D. Lee when he was executed after being returned to the scene of the Mountain Meadows Massacre for execution, twenty years after the crime occurred. (5)

Frankfurt Germany Temple; Location: Friedrichsdorf, Germany; Announcement: 1 April 1981; Dedication: 28 August 1987 by Ezra Taft Benson; Style: Modern, detached single-spire design (6)

1 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
2 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
3 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline
4 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
5 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Capital Punishment,
6 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,

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