LDS History, May 18, 1996

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-- May 18, 1996
Gordon B. Hinckley holds press conferences in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea. (1)

-- May 26, 1996
[Hinckley] Dedicated Hong Kong China Temple (2)

Hong Kong China Temple; Location: Hong Kong; Announcement: 3 October 1992; Dedication: 26 May 1996 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Hong Kong colonial, single-spire design (3)

-- May 27, 1996-28
President Hinckley, on a tour of the Orient, became the first Church president ever to visit mainland China. He also visited, from May 17 to June 1, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Saipan. (4)

-- 1996 27-28 May
Gordon B. Hinckley became first Church president to visit mainland China. (5)

-- Jun 11, 1996
[Hinckley] Broke ground for Madrid Spain Temple (2)

-- Jun 17, 1996-July 12
A commemorative wagon train crossed Iowa, retracing the path of the 1846 exodus from Nauvoo, Ill. (4)

-- Jun 29, 1996
[Hinckley] Rededicated refurbished This Is the Place Monument and State Park in Salt Lake City (2)

-- During June 1996
[U.S. Religious History] The Southern Baptist Convention announced a boycott of all Disney parks and products because of the company's decision to give insurance benefits to the partners of gay employees and for hosting "Gay Days" at Disney theme parks. (6)

-- Jul 13, 1996
Gordon B. Hinckley holds press conference in conjunction with Grand Encampment Celebration in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (1)

-- Sep 27, 1996
[U.S. Religious History] The Taliban seized control of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, and hanged the former president Najibullah. (6)

-- During September 1996
The Faith and Values Channel, a cable television network carried on 1500 cable systems and a satellite service and reaching more than 26 million homes, changes its name to Odyssey. The channel carries some Church programs. (1)

-- Oct 13, 1996
[Hinckley] Dedicated Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple (2)

1 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
2 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,
3 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
4 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
5 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
6 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline

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