Today in Mormon History - May 03

Today in Mormon History ...

[U.S. Religious History] Cardinal John O'Connor died in New York City. (1)
-- 10 years ago - May 03, 2000

At apostles meeting, "The question of over running salaries was brought up. Several of the brethren had overdrawn their allowance." They vote to forgive overdrafts, to increase their annual allowance, and to give allowance to Presiding Patriarch. (2)
-- 130 years ago - May 3, 1880

[Utah] Agreement between LDS church and American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors "over the issue of posthumous baptisms of Jewish Holocaust victims." First Presidency agrees to "remove from next issue of International Genealogical Index [public-access record only] names of all known posthumously baptized Jewish holocaust victims, "and "to discontinue any further baptisms of deceased Jews, including all lists of Jewish Holocaust victims who are know Jews, except if they were direct ancestors of living members of the Church." (3)
-- 15 years ago - May 3,1995

1 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
2 - On This Day in Mormon History,
3 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power, Appendix 5, Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1848-1996

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