LDS History, Mar 31, 2000

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Mar 31, 2000
[U.S. Religious History] A Joint Resolution of the Kentucky General Assembly was passed, requiring public schools in the state to include lessons on Christian influences on America and calling for the display of the Ten Commandments in schools and on State Capitol grounds. (1)

-- During 2000 Early March
100 millionth copy of the Book of Mormon distributed. (2)

-- Apr 1, 2000-2
The first general conference to be held in the new Conference Center convened, with more than 400,000 requests for free tickets, far exceeding the 21,000-seat capacity of the hall. (3)

-- Apr 1, 2000
The first General Conference at the completed LDS Conference Center (seats 21,333) takes place. (World‘s largest conference hall dedicated to religious purposes). (4)

General Conference is held for the first time in the soon to be completed General Conference Centre, Salt Lake City. (5)

-- 2000 1-2 April
[Hinckley] "Special Witnesses of Christ-, a video production of the testimonies of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, was shown between sessions of general conference (6)

[Hinckley] Presided over first general conference held in new Conference Center (6)

-- 2000 2-3 April
First general conference held in the Conference Center. (2)

-- Apr 6, 2000
The Palmyra New York Temple, located on what was once the 100-acre Joseph Smith Sr. farm and overlooking the Sacred Grove, was dedicated by President Hinckley. An estimated 1.3 million members participated in the first session, via the Church satellite system. (3)

Dedication of the Palmyra Temple. (2)

[Hinckley] Dedicated Palmyra New York Temple; an estimated 1.3 million members participated in the dedication in stake centers in six time zones (6)

Palmyra New York Temple; Location: Palmyra and Manchester, New York, USA; Announcement: 21 February 1999; Dedication: 6 April 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley (7)

-- Apr 9, 2000
[Hinckley] Dedicated Fresno California Temple (6)

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

Mormon History Timeline /Chronology