“And I, the Lord God, caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and he slept, and I took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh in the stead thereof; and the rib which I, the Lord God, had taken from man, made I a woman, and brought her unto the man.” —Moses 3:21-22
“Women are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves them. Wives are equal to their husbands. Marriage requires a full partnership where wives and husbands work side by side to meet the needs of the family.” —Quentin L. Cook
This Day in LDS History
1809: William Law, later a member of the First Presidency and one of the ringleaders of the Nauvoo apostates seeking Joseph’s life in 1844, is born in Tyrone, Ireland.
1873: David O. McKay, later the ninth President of the Church, is born in Huntsville, Utah.
1876: Amanda Inez Knight (Allen), later one of the first single women missionaries called by the Church, is born in Payson, Utah.
1893: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir wins the $1,000 second-prize at the singing contest held at the World’s Fair in Chicago.
1998: President Gordon B. Hinckley appears on CNN’s popular Larry King Live television program. In the interview, President Hinckley declares, “My role is to declare a doctrine. My role is to stand as an example before the people. My role is to be a voice in defense of the truth.”