LDS History, 2001 27-Apr

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- 2001 27-Apr
[Hinckley] Received honorary doctorate degree from Utah Valley State College (1)

-- 2001 29-Apr
[Hinckley] Dedicated Guadalajara Mexico Temple (1)

-- Apr 29, 2001
Guadalajara Mexico Temple; Location: Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Announcement: 14 April 1999; Dedication: 29 April 2001 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (2)

-- May 14, 2001
[Utah] Tom Green (52), a bigamist with 5 wives and 29 children, went on trial in SLC for bigamy. Green was convicted May 18 of 4 counts of bigamy and one count of failure to pay child support. Green was sentenced to 5 years in prison and ordered to pay $78,000 to the state for fraudulent welfare checks. In 2002 Green was convicted of child rape for impregnating one wife at age 13. Green was released from prison in 2007. (3)

-- 2001 20-May
[Hinckley] Dedicated Perth Australia Temple (1)

-- May 20, 2001
Perth Australia Temple; Location: Stirling, Western Australia; Announcement: 11 June 1999; Dedication: 20 May 2001 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (2)

-- May 29, 2001
[U.S. Religious History] Decided: Elkhart vs. Brooks
The Supreme Court let stand a 7th Circuit Court ruling which found that a Fraternal Order of Eagles Ten Commandments monument at an Indian city hall was unconstitutional. (4)

-- 2001 1-Jun
[Hinckley] Hosted and spoke at Brigham Young's 200th birthday celebration, held in the Tabernacle (1)

-- Jun 28, 2001
[U.S. Religious History] Decided: Williams v. Lara
The Texas Supreme Court decided that an "all fundamentalist" prison section was unconstitutional, even though the prisoners volunteered to be there where other religious beliefs were excluded. (4)

-- Jul 27, 2001
[U.S. Religious History] Decided: O'Bannon v. Indiana Civil Liberties Union
The Supreme Court refused to hear a case about a large monument in Indiana which would have included the Ten Commandments. What was the original 7th Circuit Court decision, and why did they reach that conclusion? What does this mean for future cases? (4)

-- Jul 31, 2001
[U.S. Religious History] Judge Roy Moore unveiled a four-foot-tall, 5,000+ pound granite display of the Ten Commandments which was installed in the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building. (4)

-- Aug 7, 2001
Sea Trek 2001, an epic voyage of eight tall sailing ships commemorating the 19th century gathering of European converts to Zion, departed from Esbjerg, Denmark, on the first leg of its 59-day journey, which concluded Oct. 4 in New York City. (5)

-- Aug 10, 2001
Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, was officially renamed Brigham Young University-Idaho and became a four-year university. (5)

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

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