September in Church History

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

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

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

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

[illustration] 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.)

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

[illustration] 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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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