Today in Mormon History - May 13

Today in Mormon History ...

Gordon B. Hinckley presides at "ground-breaking" ceremony for temple to be constructed by remodeling nearly ninety-year-old Uintah Stake Tabernacle in Vernal, Utah. This is first time new temple is to be created from pre-existing building which had other uses. (1)
-- 15 years ago - May 13, 1995

A delegation, appointed by a mass meeting held in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City on May 2, met with U.S. President Grover Cleveland in the White House in Washington, D.C. They presented to the president a "Statement of Grievances and Protest" concerning injustices brought about because of the Edmunds law. (2)
-- 125 years ago - May 13, 1885

First Presidency approves the posthumous rebaptism and restoration of blessings for former apostle John W. Taylor who was excommunicated in 1911. His son Samuel Taylor had requested this two days previously. (1)
-- 45 years ago - May 13, 1965

1 - On This Day in Mormon History,
2 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,

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