LDS History, Aug 5, 2006

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Aug 5, 2006
[Hinckley] Broke ground for the Draper Utah Temple (1)

-- Aug 29, 2006
Warren Steed Jeffs (50), a fugitive polygamist, was arrested in Nevada. He was on the FBIs 10 most-wanted list for sex crimes in Utah and Arizona. Jeffs ruled the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) since his father died in 2002. The sect had broken from the Mormon Church over a century ago. (2)

-- Aug 31, 2006
[Hinckley] President George W. Bush visited the First Presidency (1)

-- During August 2006
[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] Salute to the Armed Forces/Christmas in August Concert with Sandi Patty, Crook & Chase, The Band of the Air Force Reserve, for Hill Air Force Base and Utah servicemen and servicewomen. (3)

-- Sep 3, 2006
[Hinckley] Dedicated the Sacramento California Temple (1)

Sacramento California Temple; Location: Rancho Cordova, California, USA; Announcement: 21 April 2001; Dedication: 3 September 2006 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (4)

-- Sep 11, 2006
[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] Release of organ recording Now Let Us Rejoice. (3)

-- Sep 13, 2006
[Hinckley] Dedicated new home for the 120-year-old LDS Business College at the Triad Center in Salt Lake City (1)

-- Sep 26, 2006
[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] Release of Wonder of Christmas. (3)

-- Oct 14, 2006
Ground was broken in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, for the first meetinghouse in the country that will serve the three branches in Slovenia, which was once part of the former country of Yugoslavia. (5)

-- Oct 18, 2006
Official recognition of the Church in the central European country of Slovakia was granted by government officials after missionaries gathered the required 20,000 signatures necessary for a new religion to be recognized. Slovakia was once part of Czechoslovakia, but after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the country was divided into its two traditional ethnic groups of Czechs and Slovaks. The Czech Republic granted recognition of the Church in 1990. (5)

-- Oct 22, 2006
Married couples who share religious beliefs and practices are better able to prevent, resolve and reconcile marital conflict, according to a new BYU study. (6)

The Society of Genealogists in the United Kingdom recently presented to the Church operated Genealogical Society of Utah it's most prestigious honour - The Prince Michael of Kent Award. (6)

1 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,
2 - Ratnikas, Algis, TimelinesDb,
3 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
4 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
5 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
6 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"

Mormon History Timeline /Chronology