“Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.
Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and steadfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.” – Daniel 6: 23, 25-26
“I speak of the need for a little more effort, a little more self-discipline, a little more consecrated effort in the direction of excellence in our lives.This is the great day of decision for each of us. For many it is the time of beginning something that will go on for as long as you live. I plead with you: don’t be a scrub! Rise to the high ground of spiritual, mental, and physical excellence. You can do it. You may not be a genius. You may be lacking in some skills. But so many of us can do better than we are now doing. We are members of this great Church whose influence is now felt over the world. We are people with a present and with a future. Don’t muff your opportunities. Be excellent.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
This Day in LDS History
1834 Joseph Smith ordains Oliver Cowdery to the office of Assistant President of the Church.
1847 At a council meeting of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles held in Hyde Park (near Council Bluffs), Iowa, the assembles Apostles reorganize the First Presidency, with Brigham Young as President of the Church; he later names Heber C. Kimball and Willard Richards as Counselors.
1990 Ty Detmer, a BYU quarterback, receives the Heisman Trophy form the New York Downtown Athletic Club, recognizing him as the best college football player in America