LDS History, 2004 23-May

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- 2004 23-May
[Hinckley] Dedicated Copenhagen Denmark Temple (1)

-- May 23, 2004
Copenhagen Denmark Temple; Location: Frederiksberg, Denmark; Announcement: 17 March 1999; Dedication: 23 May 2004 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Neo-classical, detached single-spire design (2)

-- 2004 13-Jun
[Hinckley] Dedicated Manhattan New York Temple (1)

-- Jun 13, 2004
Manhattan New York Temple; Location: New York City, New York, USA; Announcement: 7 August 2002; Dedication: 13 June 2004 by Gordon B. Hinckley (2)

-- Jun 23, 2004
George W. Bush, President of the United States, awards Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor awarded by the United States, in a ceremony at the White House. The press release put forth by the White House states:+"Gordon B. Hinckley [...] has inspired millions and has led efforts to improve humanitarian aid, disaster relief, and education funding across the globe." (3)

-- During June 2004
A series of special publications marking the 75^th anniversary of the Music and the Spoken Word broadcast is released, including Americas Choir: A Commemorative Portrait of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (book); Americas Choir: Favorite Songs, Hymns & Anthems (CD); and Americas Choir: The Story of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (DVD), which later aired as a PBS special in November 2004. (4)

-- Jul 18, 2004
[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] The 3,909^th broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word, marking the conclusion of the 75^th year of continuous network broadcasting, features noted radio and TV personality Charles Osgood. (4)

-- Jul 21, 2004
Elder Neal A. Maxwell dies. (3)

[Quorum of the Twelve] Neal A. Maxwell dies. (5)

-- Jul 31, 2004
Elder David B. Haight dies. (3)

[Quorum of the Twelve] David B. Haight dies. (5)

-- During July 2004
By this date, BYU Television is made available in about 26 million homes via Dish Network, Direct TV, and cable stations in Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and California. (6)

-- Aug 1, 2004
Mexico became the first nation, outside the United States, to reach one million members of the Church. (7)

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 - Wikipedia, 21st Century (Mormonism),
4 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
5 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
6 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
7 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,

Mormon History Timeline /Chronology