Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April 6

I had to get this one on here before the day is over!

We got this little handout today at my Institute class and I wanted to share.

April 6th- Many notable things have occurred on it....

The Birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem (Doctrine & Covenants 20:1)

The First Vision in Manchester, New York. "I like to think of that... being on the sixth day of April. We have no definite knowledge of it, but I believe it in my heart and in my soul." (Charles W. Nibley, CR, April 1930, 26-27)
"Then one glorious day in the spring of 1820, our tradition says that it was on April 6..." (Bruce R. McConkie, Ensign, May 1978, 13.)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Organized in Fayette, New York, 1830.

The Death or Resurrection of Jesus Christ. "I... like to believe that the resurrection of the Redeemer... occurred on the sixth of April, though I have no definite proof." (Nibley)

The Birth of the United States of America. "It was born on the sixth of April. It had previously been adopted by the Constitutional Convention and submitted to the various States for ratification. While it was intended that the returns should all be in by the fourth of March, it was not until the sixth day of April that the electoral botes of the different States were counted by the Senate and House... And on the sixth day of April, George Washington was declared to be the President of the United States. So the nation had its real birth at that time." (Nibley)


jim said...

Thanks for sharing that!

Crystal said...

That's cool. I was aware of some of the things that happened on April 6, but some of those were new to me. Very cool.