“The keys of the kingdom of God are committed unto man on the earth, and from thence shall the gospel roll forth unto the ends of the earth, as the stone which is cut out of the mountain without hands shall roll forth, until it has filled the whole earth.” —Doctrine & Covenants 65:2
“This priesthood and these keys were conferred upon Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery by Peter, James, and John, and by Moses and Elijah and others of the ancient prophets. They have been given to each man who has been set apart as a member of the Council of the Twelve. But since they are the right of presidency, they can only be exercised in full by the senior apostle of God on earth, who is the president of the Church.” —Jospeh Fielding Smith
This Day in LDS History
1806: Oliver Cowdery, later one of the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon and Assistant President of the Church, is born in Wells, Vermont.
1875: U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant arrives in Salt Lake City, becoming the first U.S. president to visit Utah.
1924: The Church broadcasts general conference for the first time on a Church-owned radio station.
1975: President Spencer W. Kimball announces the organization of the First Quorum of the Seventy.