LDS History, Dec 17, 2006

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Dec 17, 2006
Quetzaltenango Guatemala (Under Construction) Temple; Location: Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; Announcement: 17 December 2006; Groundbreaking: 14 March 2009 by Don R. Clarke; Notes: Announced by President Hinckley at the groundbreaking of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. (1)

-- Dec 30, 2006
The Washington Post and Newsweek have launched a new religion blog entitled "On Faith." Fifty panelists representing different faiths are invited to respond to a question each week on a religious topic. Members of the public are then free to respond to the question or to any of the comments either under their own name or using a pseudonym. (2)

-- Dec 31, 2006
[Hinckley] Spoke to the youth in a New Years Eve meeting in the Conference Center (3)

-- 2006
Church Membership at end of year: 12,868,606
New Converts : 307,737
Percent Change from previous year: 2.45% (4)

-- During 2006 December
The Prophet Joseph Smith and President Brigham Young were included on a list of the top 100 "Most influential figures in American history," printed in the December issue of Atlantic magazine. (5)

-- During December 2006
Church hosts 61 web sites unique to countries around the world. (6)

John Hughes, the Deseret Morning News‘ first non-LDS editor, steps down. Replaced by Joe Cannon (LDS). (6)

[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] Christmas concerts with Sissel. (7)

-- During 2006
Bonneville International simulcasts AM news radio on the FM dial in a few of its markets. (6)

By the end of this year, there are 124 operating temples, 63 of which are outside the U.S. . (6)

-- Jan 6, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY, USA Two hymns performed at President Gerald Fords funeral on 2 January 2007, were arranged by the associate director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. (2)

-- Jan 19, 2007
SINGAPORE A five-story building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been completed and will accommodate approximately 2,500 members of the Church in Singapore. (2)

-- Jan 20, 2007
[Thomas S. Monson] Received the Worldwide Humanitarian Award at the Salt Lake Rotary International convention. (8)

1 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
3 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,
4 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
5 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
6 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
7 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
8 - Deseret News, Timeline: Thomas S. Monson,,5143,695250351,00.html

Mormon History Timeline /Chronology