LDS History, Jan 3, 1993

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Jan 3, 1993
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir‘s ―Music and the Spoken Word is telecast from Jerusalem. (1)

-- Jan 6, 1993
Four Church-service missionaries entered Hanoi, Vietnam, to give humanitarian service, teaching English to doctors and staff at a children's hospital and to teachers, staff and children at a school for young children. (2)

-- During January 1993
[U.S. Religious History] In the wake of Bill Clinton's election as president, Jerry Falwell mailed out fund-raising letters asking people to vote on whether he should reactivate the Moral Majority. Later he would refuse to reveal jus how much money he raised, simply telling reporters he has no intention of reactivating his old organization. (3)

-- Feb 28, 1993
[U.S. Religious History] The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) along with the FBI and other federal agents staged a raid the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas. (3)

-- During February 1993
[U.S. Religious History] The Internal Revenue Service found that money from Jerry Falwell's Old Time Gospel Hour program was illegally diverted to a political action committee. The IRS imposed a $50,000 fine on Falwell and revoked the Old Time Gospel Hour's tax-exempt status for 1986-87. (3)

-- Mar 10, 1993
[U.S. Religious History] Michael Griffin shot and killed Dr. David Gunn in Pensacola, Florida. This was the first murder of an abortion provider by an anti-abortion activist. (3)

-- During March 1993
[U.S. Religious History] Despite an earlier promise to Jewish groups to stop referring to America as a "Christian" nation, Jerry Falwell delivered a sermon stating that "we must never allow our children to forget that this is a Christian nation. We must take back what is rightfully ours." (3)

-- Apr 6, 1993
The centennial of the Salt Lake Temple was observed at a Tabernacle Choir special program, and a special mural was placed in the temple. (2)

-- Apr 19, 1993
[U.S. Religious History] A new ATF assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, lead to a fire which killed 72-86 people, including Davidian leader David Koresh. (3)

-- Apr 25, 1993
San Diego California Temple; Location: San Diego, California, USA; Announcement: 7 April 1984; Dedication: 25 April 1993 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Modern, two-tower - designed by William S. Lewis, Jr. (4)

-- Jun 27, 1993
After being refurbished and remodeled, the former Hotel Utah was rededicated and renamed the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, housing office and meeting facilities for the Church and a theater showing the new film "Legacy." (2)

Joseph Smith Memorial Building dedicated. (5)

-- Jun 29, 1993
The government of Mexico formally registered the LDS Church, grant-ing it all the rights of a religious organization, including the right to own property. (2)

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 - 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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