August 21st

Aug 21, 1843 - Joseph Smith's personal secretary, William Clayton, writes: "E[mma] asked if I handed 2 letters to Joseph which she showed me. I had not done it. I satisfied her I had not. They appeared to be from E[liza] R[oxcy] Snow and President Joseph found them in his pocket. E[mma] seemed vexed and angry." Joseph had taken Eliza R. Snow as a plural wife on June 29, 1842.

Aug 21, 1877 - Wilford Woodruff writes: "I Wilford Woodruff went to the Temple of the Lord this morning and was Baptized for 100 persons who were dead including the signers of the Declaration of Independance all except John Hancock and [William Floyd]. I was Baptized for the following names:" He then lists the 100 names. Most of them are endowed by proxy the next day.

Aug 21, 1967 - First Presidency letter: "It appears that some bishops and branch presidents remove the names of inactive members of their ward or branch from Church rolls in order that the ward or branch statistical records may present a better showing. . . . Even the fact that an individual has joined another Church in not always justifiable cause for excommunication. . . . some wives of non-members have been excommunicated because their husbands refuse to permit them to be active."

Aug 21, 1991 - MONEY magazine ranks Provo-Orem as America's "No. 1 most-livable metropolitan area." By 1985 it also has highest percentage of church membership in nation.

Aug 21, 1993 - CHURCH NEWS article features Egide Nzojibwami, university dean of engineering and branch president of Burundi, Africa.

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