60 years ago today - Jun 11, 1961

President David O. McKay begins ordaining members of First Council of Seventy to office of high priest so that they can ordain high priests, bishops, and organize wards and stakes. This is done in spite of the Prophet Joseph Smith's pronouncement that it is "contrary to the order of heaven" for members of the Council of Seventy to be high priests.

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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