LDS History, Mar 7, 1943

-- Mar 7, 1943
The Navajo-Zuni Mission was formed, the first mission designated only for Indians. (1)

-- May 22, 1943
USS Joseph Smith, a Liberty class ship, was launched in Richmond, Calif. Ceremonies included a tribute to Joseph Smith and a description of the Church's part in the war effort. (1)

-- May 29, 1943
[Quorum of the Twelve] Sylvester Q. Cannon dies. (2)

-- Jun 21, 1943
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Dies in Salt Lake City. (3)

[Quorum of the Twelve] Rudger Clawson dies. George Albert Smith becomes President of the Quorum. (2)

-- Jul 24, 1943
The MIA completed a war service project to purchase aircraft rescue boats by purchasing war bonds. The project began May 11 and ended with 87 stakes raising a total of $3.1 million, enough to purchase 52 boats, which cost $60,000 each. (1)

-- Sep 9, 1943
United States troops invaded Italy. (1)

-- Oct 7, 1943
[Quorum of the Twelve] Spencer W. Kimball and Ezra Taft Benson ordained. (2)

[Spencer W. Kimball] Ordained an Apostle by President Heber J. Grant. (4)

-- Nov 12, 1943
[Quorum of the Twelve] Richard R. Lyman excommunicated. (2)

-- 1943
Church Membership at end of year: 937,050
New Converts : 19,335
Percent Change from previous year: 2.11% (5)

Geneva steel plant begins operation in Utah County. (6)

-- Jan 16, 1944
[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] First broadcast released to the British Isles over the U.S. Army Special Services radio network. (7)

1 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
2 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
3 - Larsen, Stan (editor), A Ministry of Meetings:The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson, Significant Mormon Diaries Series No. 6, A Rudger Clawson Chronology, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City 1993
4 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, Salt Lake City, Utah
5 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
6 - History to Go, War to War,
7 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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