President Boyd K. Packer

President Boyd K. Packer, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Born: September 10, 1924

Elder David B. Haight

Elder David B. Haight of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Born: September 2, 1906

Elder Russell M. Nelson

Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Born: September 9, 1924

September 21–22, 1823
Moroni visits young Joseph Smith five times. (Illustrated by Dale Kilbourn.)

September 22, 1827
Joseph receives the gold plates from Moroni.

September 9, 1845
Church leaders state their intent to move the Church to the Rocky Mountains to establish a refuge for the Saints. ( © Photodisc.)

September 17, 1846
The remaining Saints in Nauvoo are driven out in the Battle of Nauvoo. (The Battle of Nauvoo by C. C. A. Christensen, courtesy Museum of Art, Brigham Young University, all rights reserved.)

September 9, 1850
Brigham Young is appointed governor of the Territory of Utah. (Photo by Charles R. Savage.)

September 24, 1860
The last of the pioneers to cross the plains by handcarts arrives in Salt Lake City. Ten companies came by handcarts between 1856 and 1860. (Illustrated by Olinda H. Reynolds.)

September 24, 1890
President Wilford Woodruff issues the “Manifesto,” now “Official Declaration 1” in the Doctrine and Covenants.

September 8, 1893
The Tabernacle Choir wins second place in the choral contest at the Chicago World’s Fair.

September 26, 1909
United States president William Howard Taft visits Salt Lake City and speaks in the Tabernacle.

September 1912
The first seminary is begun at Granite High School in Salt Lake City.

September 1915
Jesus the Christ, by Elder James E. Talmage of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, is published.

September 29, 1979
The LDS Edition of the King James Version of the Bible is published. (Photo by Tamra Ratieta.)

September 26, 1981
The new edition of the Triple Combination is published.

September 23, 1995
The “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” is presented at the annual Relief Society general meeting.

September 2000
Church membership reaches 11,000,000, with more non-English-speaking members than English-speaking members. (© Photodisc.)