40 years ago today - Apr 7, 1984

Appointment of first general authorities to have stated time-limit on their service. Initially these temporary general authorities served in First Quorum of Seventy. Also Dallin H. Oaks is first general authority and apostle who has served as state supreme court justice. DIALOGUE: A JOURNAL OF MORMON THOUGHT (an independent scholarly publication with which Oaks had once officially affiliated) publishes survey showing that 88 percent of its subscribers attend LDS services weekly and that two-thirds regard BOOK OF MORMON as "an actual historical record of ancient inhabitants."

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