LDS History, 1952

-- During 1952
Church published first official proselyting outline for missionaries. (1)

[General Religious History] Scientology is created. (2)

[Utah] Six-mile Duchesne Tunnel is completed for irrigation. (3)

-- Mar 25, 1953
The First Presidency announced that returning missionaries would no longer report directly to General Authorities but, rather, to their stake presidency and high council. (4)

Church announced that missionaries would now report their missions to stake presidencies, not to general authorities. (1)

-- Apr 9, 1953
[Joseph Smith] Adam S. Bennion is ordained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (5)

-- Jul 9, 1953
Organization of the United Church School System, with Ernest L. Wilkinson as administrator, was publicly announced. (4)

-- Jul 15, 1953
[Joseph Smith] Elder Albert E. Bowen dies. (5)

[Quorum of the Twelve] Albert E. Bowen dies. (6)

-- Aug 10, 1953
President David O. McKay dedicates the site for the London Temple, now known as the London England Temple. (7)

-- Oct 8, 1953
[Joseph Smith] Richard L. Evans is ordained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (5)

-- During 1953 October
The semiannual conference of the Church was broadcast by television for the first time outside the Intermountain area. (4)

-- Dec 13, 1953
[Quorum of the Twelve] Matthew Cowley dies. (6)

1 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
2 - Wikipedia, Timeline of Religion
3 - History to Go, Utah Today,
4 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
5 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),
6 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
7 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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