“And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves.” —Mark 11:15
“In the process of moral decline, reverence is one of the first virtues to disappear, and there should be serious concern about that loss in our times. Never did Jesus show a greater tempest of emotion than in the cleansing of the temple. Instantly he became avenging fury, and before the miscreants knew what was happening, their coins were rolling over the temple floor and their flocks and herds were in the street.” —Howard W. Hunter
This Day in LDS History
1830: The Book of Mormon goes on sale at the E.B. Grandin bookstore in Palmyra, New York
1844: Joseph Smith meets with the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in what is his last opportunity to address the group before his martyrdom.
1850: Colonel Thomas L. Kane, a nonmember friend of the Latter-day Saints, gives a lecture on the “Mormons: to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Kane’s address is one of the few non-Mormon descriptions of the Church during this period that portrays the saints in a favorable light. ”