LDS History, Feb 20, 1999

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Feb 20, 1999
The First Presidency made a landmark announcement that a temple would be built in Palmyra, N.Y. (1)

[Hinckley] Announced plans to build temple at Palmyra, New York (2)

-- During February 1999
[U.S. Religious History] Jerry Falwell's National Liberty Journal newspaper issued a "parental alert" which warned that Tinky Winky, a character on the children's show "Teletubbies," might be gay. (3)

-- 1999 6-7 March
[Hinckley] Dedicated Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple (2)

-- Mar 6, 1999
Colonia Juarez Mexico Temple; Location: Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico; Announcement: 4 October 1997; Dedication: 6 March 1999 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (4)

-- 1999 19-21 March
[Hinckley] Dedicated Madrid Spain Temple (2)

-- Mar 19, 1999
Madrid Spain Temple; Location: Madrid, Spain; Announcement: 4 April 1993; Dedication: 19 March 1999 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (4)

-- During March 1999
[U.S. Religious History] Religion in Public Schools: In New Hampshire, House Bill 398 was sponsored by 8 state legislators to allow individual school districts to have students recite the Christian Lord's Prayer in school. "194:15-a Lord's Prayer, Silent Individual Reflections and the Pledge of Allegiance in Public Elementary Schools. As a continuation of the policy of teaching our country's history and as an affirmation of the freedom of religion in this country, a school district may authorize the recitation of the traditional Lord's prayer and the pledge of allegiance to the flag in public elementary schools. In addition, a school district may authorize a period of time, after the recitation of the Lord's prayer and the pledge of allegiance to the flag, for silent reflections representative of a pupil's personal religious beliefs. Pupil participation in the recitation of the prayers and pledge of allegiance shall be voluntary. Pupils shall be reminded that the Lord's praye
r is the prayer our
pilgrim fathers recited when they came to this country in their search for freedom. Pupils shall be informed that these exercises are not meant to influence an individual's personal religious beliefs in any manner. The exercises shall be conducted so that pupils shall learn of our great freedoms, which freedoms include the freedom or religion and are symbolized by the recitation of the Lord's prayer and other silent religious reflections." (3)

-- Apr 1, 1999
The city of Omaha, Neb., deeded to the Church the pioneer cemetery at historic Winter Quarters, where some 600 Latter-day Saints are buried. (1)

[Hinckley] Helped open 50-year-old Sunday School time capsule (2)

-- Apr 4, 1999
In his closing remarks at general conference, President Hinckley made the surprise announcement that the historic Nauvoo Temple would be rebuilt. (1)

Plans announced to rebuild Nauvoo Temple. (5)

[Hinckley] Made surprise announcement to rebuild Nauvoo Temple (2)

1 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
2 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,
3 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline
4 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
5 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"

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