LDS History, Feb 21, 2007

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Feb 21, 2007
President Gordon B. Hinckley, world leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was ordained and set apart as the 15th President of the Church on Sunday, March 12, 1995. (1)

-- Feb 22, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY, USA: In an official statement from Bruce Olsen the Managing Director of Public Affairs, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the release today of four kidnapped missionaries in Nigeria. (1)

-- During February 2007
[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] Release of Showtime! Music of Broadway and Hollywood. (2)

-- Mar 2, 2007
BYU Broadcasting International launches on approximately 90 cable stations to Mexico, Central and South America. Educational, religious, cultural, and sports content is in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Launch begins with 130 hours of translated content available for programming. BYU TV-I is available on direct satellite broadcast services such as Dish Network and DIRECTV, through cable carriers, and the satellite system of the Church. It is also available for Internet streaming. (3)

-- Mar 14, 2007
After its five-year exclusive run in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City, Utah, and under the direction of the First Presidency, the film TheTestaments of One Fold and One Shepherd is being made available on DVD through Church distribution centers. (1)

-- Mar 31, 2007
The 140th-year-old Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square, closed since January 2005 for extensive renovation and remodeling, was rededicated by President Hinckley. During the renovation, the pillars were strengthened and fortified to meet seismic code, and the roof was strengthened with the addition of steel trusses. Seating capacity in the building was reduced about 1,000 to 3,456. (4)

[Hinckley] Announced new Relief Society presidency, the world-"s largest women-"s organization (5)

[Hinckley] Salt Lake Tabernacle opened after a two-year renovation and seismic upgrade (5)

[Hinckley] Saturday afternoon session of the 177^th Annual General Conference is held in the newly renovated Tabernacle (5)

-- During April 2007
As of this date, interpreters translate General Conference into 86 languages and delivers its message to members in more than 160 countries and territories. (3)

-- During April-May 2007
[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] Gala reopening of historic Tabernacle. (2)

-- May 21, 2007
Reverend Al Sharpton broadcasts his radio program from the Bonneville International studio at the Triad Center in Salt Lake City. Sharpton toured Church locations after apologizing for remarks about Mormons he made at a debate. (3)

-- May 23, 2007
Manaus Brazil (Under construction) Temple; Location: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil; Announcement: 23 May 2007; Groundbreaking: 20 June 2008 by Charles A. Didier; Notes: Ground was broken on 20 June 2008. The temple will serve approximately 44,000 members. (6)

1 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
3 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
4 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
5 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,
6 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,

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