LDS History, Sep 17, 2000

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Sep 17, 2000
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple; Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Announcement: 16 November 1993; Dedication: 17 September 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (1)

-- During 2000 September
The Church reached 11 million members and, for the first time in its 170-year history, it had more non-English-speaking members than English-speaking. (2)

-- During September 2000
Church membership reaches 11 million; proportion of non- English speakers surpasses 50%. (3)

-- Oct 1, 2000
The 100th operating temple in the Church, the Boston Massachusetts Temple, was dedicated by President Hinckley. (2)

100th temple dedicted in Boston, Massachusetts. (4)

The Boston Massachusetts Temple is dedicated and becomes the Church's 100th operating temple. (5)

Dedicated Boston Massachusetts Temple, marking the fulfillment of President Hinckley-"s goal to have 100 operating temples by the end of the 20th century (6)

Boston Massachusetts Temple; Location: Belmont, Massachusetts, USA; Announcement: 30 September 1995; Dedication: 1 October 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (1)

[Temple] Church goal to reach 100 temples by end of 2000 reached (1)

-- Oct 7, 2000-8
The new 21,000-seat Conference Center, across the street north of Temple Square, was dedicated during general conference by President Hinckley. (2)

-- 2000 8-Oct
[Hinckley] During Sunday morning session of general conference, dedicated 21,000-seat Conference Center as a gathering place for members (6)

-- October 8. 2000
[Media] President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Not only did it seat thousands more people compared to the Tabernacle, but also it’s equip to broadcast General Conference around the world in over 70 languages. (7)

-- Oct 12, 2000
[U.S. Religious History] Decided: Williams v. Pryor
The 11th Circuit Court ruled that the Alabama legislature was within its rights to ban the sale of "sex toys," and that people do not necessarily have any right to buy them. (8)

1 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
2 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
3 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
4 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
5 - Wikipedia, 21st Century (Mormonism),
6 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,
7 - The Mormon Channel: The Broadcast and Media History of the LDS Church Timeline,
8 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline

Mormon History Timeline /Chronology