Unto the righteous there arise light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.—Psalm 112:4
I do not know what we did in the preexistence to merit the wonderful blessings we enjoy. We have come to earth in this great season in the long history of mankind. It is a marvelous age, the best of all. As we reflect on the plodding course of mankind, from the time of our first parents, we cannot help feeling grateful. —Bruce R. McConkie
This Day in LDS History
1809: Peter Whitmer Jr., later one of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, is born in Fayette, New York.
1850: The First Presidency issues the Fourth General Epistle to the Church. The epistle addresses the lack of communication between the state of Deseret and the rest of the Union.
1976: President Spencer W. Kimball dedicates the first buildings of the new Language Training Mission (LTM), later known as the Missionary Training Center (MTC), in Provo.