“As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” —John 1:12
“In contrast to the institutions of the world, which teach us to know something, the gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to become something.” —Dallin H. Oaks
This Day in LDS History
1814: William Clayton, later secretary to Joseph Smith and hymn composer (“Come, Come, Ye Saints”), is born in Penwortham, England.
1894: U.S. president Grover Cleveland signs the Utah Statehood Bill, authorizing Utah to hold a constitutional convention.
1956: Lloyd D. Newell, later the voice for Music and the Spoken Word, is born in Provo, Utah.
1992: U.S. President George Bush meets with the First Presidency and members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and in the evening makes a surprise appearance at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s concert on Temple Square.