LDS History, Apr 4, 1999

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Apr 4, 1999
President Gordon B. Hinckley, the son of Bryant S. Hinckley, announced plans to rebuild the Nauvoo Temple on its original footprint. (1)

-- Apr 15, 1999
In Salt Lake City, Utah, Sergei Babarin (70) entered the Mormon Church's Family History Library and opened fire. He killed 2 people, Patricia Frengs of Pleasant Hill, Ca. and security guard Donald Thomas (62). He wounded 4 others and was shot dead by police. (2)

-- Apr 24, 1999
[Hinckley] Dedicated Bogotá Colombia Temple (3)

BogotaColombia Temple; Location: Bogota, D.C., Colombia; Announcement: 7 April 1984; Dedication: 24 April 1999 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Cuellar, Cerrano y Gomez (4)

-- Apr 25, 1999
[Hinckley] Addressed 57,500 Church members and friends in soccer stadium in Santiago, Chile (3)

-- May 03, 1999
[U.S. Religious History] Decided: Combs v. Central Texas Annual The Fifth Circuit Court ruled that a church could not be sued for gender discrimination after a female pastor was fired. (5)

-- May 13, 1999
[Hinckley] Addressed Los Angeles World Affairs Council, speaking of the worldwide operations of the Church (3)

-- May 24, 1999
The FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service, which promised to be the greatest boon to family research since the invention of the microfilm, was officially launched by President Hinckley. (6)

Church launched default.htm on the Internet. (7)

Launch of Church-sponsored genealogy Web site (; site receives approximately 8. million hits per day. (8)

The Church announces the Familysearch Internet Genealogy Service at a News Conference. This is considered to be the most significant advancement in Family History since the Invention of microfilm. The site quickly becomes one of the most popular on the Internet, receiving over 40 million hits each day! (9)

[Hinckley] Linked by satellite broadcast between Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C., officially launched FamilySearch- Internet Genealogy Service (3)

-- Jun 1, 1999
The Mormon Youth Chorus and Symphony was disbanded, and the chorus, renamed the Temple Square Chorale, became a training choir for the Tabernacle Choir. The symphony orchestra was reorganized under a new name, the Orchestra at Temple Square. (6)

1 - LDS Church News: Nauvoo -- The City of Joseph,
2 - Ratnikas, Algis, TimelinesDb,
3 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,
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 News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
7 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
8 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
9 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"

Mormon History Timeline /Chronology