LDS History, Apr 6, 1941

-- Apr 6, 1941
Assistants to the Twelve first called. (1)

[Harold B. Lee] Sustained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (42). Ordained on April 10, 1941. (2)

-- Apr 10, 1941
[Quorum of the Twelve] Harold B. Lee ordained. (3)

-- During April 1941
[Media] The 111th General Conference of the Church was broadcast for the first time by stations other than KSL and outside of Utah. (4)

-- During 1941 May
Hugh B. Brown appointed as the LDS Servicemen's Coordinator. (5)

-- Oct 05, 1941
[U.S. Religious History] Louis D. Brandeis, the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice, died at the age of 84. (6)

-- Dec 7, 1941
The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, killing 2,403 Americans and wounding 1,178. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress for a declaration of war against Japan. Four days later, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States, and on the same day the U.S. declared war on the European dictatorships. (7)

Attack on Pearl Harbor brought United States into World War II. (5)

-- 1941
Church Membership at end of year: 892,080
New Converts : 29,416
Percent Change from previous year: 3.41% (8)

The Presiding Bishopric inaugurated a new membership record system. (7)

10 millionth endowment performed for the dead. (5)

Membership records centralized in presiding bishop's office. (5)

-- Jan 4, 1942
The Church observed a special fast Sunday in conjunction with a national day of prayer called by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. (7)

1 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chronology of Church History,
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee, Salt Lake City, Utah
3 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
4 - The Mormon Channel: The Broadcast and Media History of the LDS Church Timeline,
5 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
6 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
7 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
8 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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