Today in Mormon History - May 20

Today in Mormon History ...

Three temples were dedicated in two days, the first time in the history of the Church that had occurred. They were the Tampico Mexico Temple on May 20, and the Villahermosa Mexico and the Nashville Tennessee temples, both on May 21. (1)
-- 10 years ago - May 20, 2000-21

[Mark Hofmann] Time magazine publishes "Challenging Mormonism's Roots" about the documents controversy. Kenneth Rendell verifies, based on his examination and tests, and based on ink and paper tests done by others, "that there is no indication that this [Harris] letter is a forgery." (2)
-- 25 years ago - May 20, 1985

"Elder E[zra] T. Benson exhibited part of an ancient sword which had been dug up about 10 ft. under ground while excavating for a well, which called forth a few remarks from him." (3)
-- 155 years ago - May 20, 1855

1 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
2 - Whittaker, David J., The Hofmann Maze, A Book Review Essay with a Chronology and Bibliography of the Hofmann Case, BYU Studies Vol. 29, No. 1, pg.80,
3 - On This Day in Mormon History,

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