I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. —Ezekiel 37:26
Today, therefore, we come before Thee with joy and thanksgiving, with spirits jubilant and hearts filled with praise that we are permitted to participate in the dedicatory service of this, the twelfth temple to be dedicated to Thee since the organization of Thy Church. —Los Angeles Temple Dedicatory Prayer
This Day in LDS History
1882: A townsite in the Snake River Valley in Idaho is selected and named Rexburg after Thomas E. Ricks.
1956: President David O. McKay dedicates the Los Angeles Temple, which was one of only four temples erected during the 1950s.
1992: President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency presents the Vatican Library in Vatican City, Italy, with a copy of the five-volume Encyclopedia of Mormonism.