“Dear and well-beloved brother, Brigham Young, verily thus saith the Lord unto you: your offering is acceptable to me. I have seen your labor and toil in journeyings for my name. I therefore command you to send my word abroad, and take special care of your family henceforth.” —Doctrine & Covenants 126
“As we look at Brigham Young and reflect upon the inspiration and direction that came to that most unusual man, we recall how he was able to fill the tragic void caused by the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith, how he stepped in and was able under inspiration and revelation to guide and direct the closing of Nauvoo and the planning of the trip west.” —David B. Haight
This Day in LDS History
1839: Elders Parley P. Pratt and Orson Pratt leave Nauvoo to embark on the mission of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to England.
1852: At a special conference in Salt Lake City, the doctrine of plural marriage is first publicly announced Orson Pratt under the direction of Brigham Young. Several Church leaders had been practicing the principle privately since learning of it from Joseph Smith in Nauvoo.
1877: President Brigham Young dies in Salt Lake City at age 76, after serving the Church for more than 42 years.
1886: In Haifa, Elder Jacob Spori baptizes Johan George Grau, the first convert in Palestine.
2010: The Kyiv Ukraine Temple is dedicated, the first temple built in a nation of the former Soviet Union.