Today in Mormon History - Jul 31

Today in Mormon History ...

President Hinckley traveled 24,995 miles on a seven-nation tour of Asia and Africa, holding meetings in Russia, Korea, Taiwan, China, India, Kenya and Nigeria, where he also dedicated the Aba Nigeria Temple. He was the first Church president to visit India. (1)
-- 5 years ago - Jul 31, 2005-Aug. 9

[Plains] Miner G. Atwood Company begins crossing plains (2)
-- 145 years ago - Jul 31, 1865

Thursday prayer circle meeting of males at 4 p.m. at Willard Richards's office where "prayers were offered for a number of the sick and for several other general subjects" (WC-S). However, female members of the Anointed Quorum were told that there was "no prayer meeting to day" (ZHJ). (3)
-- 165 years ago - Jul 31, 1845

1 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
2 - Church History Library, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868, Chronological Company List,,15765,3968-1,00.html
3 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45

No comments:

Post a Comment