40 years ago today - 1978 September30

President N. Eldon Tanner reads Official Declaration 2 to the General Conference, and it is unanimously adopted as the word and will of the Lord on the same day. Emeritus status announced for General Authorities over age 70, except the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve. Seven members of the First Quorum of the Seventy were so designated.

[Correlation Timeline, Compiled by Lisle Brown]

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