Today in Mormon History - May 22

Today in Mormon History ...

[Sidney Rigdon] William Rigdon died, leaving Sidney 100 acres of land -- at about this time Sidney evidently began occasional training as an apprentice tanner (such an apprenticeship would have been required before he was accepted as a "journeyman tanner" in 1824) (1)
-- 200 years ago - May 22, 1810

President Hinckley dedicates the Church's 120th temple in San Antonio, Texas (2)
-- 5 years ago - 2005 22-May

[Anointed Quorum] Thursday evening prayer circle at Willard Richards's office, with Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Willard Richards, John E. Page, George A. Smith, George Miller, Levi Richards, and Joseph Young (HC; HCK describes this meeting in his entry of 23 May). (3)
-- 165 years ago - May 22, 1845

1 - Broadhurst, Dale R., History and Genealogy of Sidney Rigdon: The First Theologian of the Latter Day Saints,
2 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,
3 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45

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