LDS History, Jul 29, 1993

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Jul 29, 1993
[U.S. Religious History] Rev. Paul Hill shot and killed Dr. John Britton, an abortion provider. (1)

-- 1993
Church Membership at end of year: 8,689,168
New Converts : 285,081
Percent Change from previous year: 3.39% (2)

[BYU] Founded in Provo, Utah, in 1875 to provide religion-centered education to Mormon youth in central Utah, Brigham Young University has become the largest church-sponsored university in the United States, with a 1993 winter semester enrollment of 27,985 full-time day students and an additional 3,632 part-time students. Less than a third now come from Utah, and all of the states and more than eighty foreign countries are represented in the cosmopolitan (yet 98 percent Mormon) student body. (3)

-- During 1993-1998
[Editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought] Martha Sonntag Bradley and Allen D. Roberts (4)

-- During 1993
The Church received legal recognition in Italy, Madagascar, Cameroon and Ethiopia. (5)

TempleReady software released. (6)

Legacy Theater (500-seat theater in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building) is completed showing the Church produced film Legacy (based on Mormon pioneers). (7)

The Hotel Utah reopened in 1993 after being refitted as a building for LDS church offices (8)

[Leonard J. Arrignton] Since his retirement he has continued to be active, producing under a history of Idaho in 1993 as well as other histories and biographies. (9)

[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] The 1993 Israel tour, including performances of the Berlioz Requiem with the Jerusalem Symphony for the latter's Liturgica festival, was also unprecedented for its impact on the diverse cultures of the Holy Land at a time of intense ethnic and religious strife. (10)

[Salt Lake Tribune] Tribune circulation in 1993 stood at 121,165 for the daily edition, and 156,013 on Sunday. The Kearns-Tribune Corporation maintains holdings in other publishing companies, in cable television, and in non-media enterprises, as well. (11)

Wallace Stegner died in 1993. (12)

-- Feb 13, 1994
The First Presidency announced that the 87-year-old Uintah Stake Tabernacle in Vernal, Utah, would be renovated and dedicated as Utah's 10th temple. It was the first existing building to be renovated into a temple. (5)

1 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline
2 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
3 - Utah History Encyclopedia: BYU,
4 - Wikipedia, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought,
5 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
6 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
7 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
8 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Hotel Utah,
9 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Leonard J. Arrignton,
10 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Mormon Tabernacle Choir,
11 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Salt Lake Tribune,
12 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Wallace Stegner,

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