Mormonism: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

  • Birth of Joseph Smith

    Birth of Joseph Smith
  • Smith family moves to Palmyra, New York

    **PLEASE NOTE THAT DATES THAT ARE UNAVAILABLE OR THAT ONLY HAVE A TIME OF THE SPECIFIC YEAR WILL BE LABELED AS THE FIRST DAY OF THE COORDINATING YEAR. IF A SPECIFIC DATE IS AVAILABLE THEN THAT DATE WILL BE USED**
  • Joseph Smith recieves first vision

  • Joseph Smith sees the golden plates containing the Book of Mormon

  • Joseph Smith marries Emma

    Joseph Smith marries Emma
  • The Book of Mormon is published

    The Book of Mormon is published
  • First Mormon Temple Completed in Kirtland, Ohio

    First Mormon Temple Completed in Kirtland, Ohio
  • Joseph Smith is killed!

    Joseph Smith is killed!
  • Brigham Young Appointed as leader of the Church

    Brigham Young Appointed as leader of the Church
  • Majority of Mormons in Nauvoo leave with Brigham Young to emigrate west. Arrive in Great Salt Lake Valley

    Majority of Mormons in Nauvoo leave with Brigham Young to emigrate west. Arrive in Great Salt Lake Valley
  • Utah War begins

    Utah War begins
  • Brigham Young dies

  • John Taylor becomes 3rd LDS Prophet

    John Taylor becomes 3rd LDS Prophet
  • John Taylor Dies

  • Wilford Woodruff becomes 4th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

    Wilford Woodruff becomes 4th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • President Woodruff issues document officially abolishing polygamy within the LDS Church

  • Utah becomes 45th State

    Utah becomes 45th State
  • Wilford Woodruff Dies in San Francisco, California

  • Lorenzo Snow becomes 5th President of the LDS Church

    Lorenzo Snow becomes 5th President of the LDS Church
  • Lorenzo Snow dies

  • Joseph F. Smith becomes the 6th President of the LDS Church

    Joseph F. Smith becomes the 6th President of the LDS Church
  • Joseph F. Smith dies

  • Heber Grant becomes 7th Prophet

    Heber Grant becomes 7th Prophet
  • Mormon Tabernacle begins NBC weekly radio broadcast

  • Heber Grant dies

  • George Albert Smith becomes 8th LDS Prophet

    George Albert Smith becomes 8th LDS Prophet
  • LDS Church membership hits 1 million mark!

  • President George Albert Smith dies

  • David O. McKay Becomes 9th prophet

    David O. McKay Becomes 9th prophet
  • First Visitor Center built in Salt Lake City

    First Visitor Center built in Salt Lake City
  • Egyptian papyri used by Joseph Smith Found

    Egyptian papyri used by Joseph Smith Found
    Egyptian papyri used by Smith to create Book of Abraham found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • David O. McKay dies

  • Joseph Fielding Smith becomes 10th Prophet.

    Joseph Fielding Smith becomes 10th Prophet.
  • Joseph Fielding Smith dies

  • Harold B Lee becomes 11th Prophet

    Harold B Lee becomes 11th Prophet
  • Harold B Lee dies

  • Spencer W Kimball becomes 12th Prophet

    Spencer W Kimball becomes 12th Prophet
  • President Kimball Receives revelation

    Kimball receives revelation that Blacks can receive the Priesthood
  • Church Reaches 5 Million Members

  • Spencer W. Kimball Dies

  • Ezra Taft Benson becomes 13th Prophet

    Ezra Taft Benson becomes 13th Prophet
  • LDS Church reaches 8 million members

  • Ezra Taft Benson Dies

  • Howard W Hunter becomes 14th Prophet

    Howard W Hunter becomes 14th Prophet
  • Virginia "Gina" Tanner Phillips joins Church

    I joined the Church along with my husband Ed. We were living in Walnut Creek, California at the time.
  • Howard W Hunter Dies

  • Gordon B Hinckley becomes 15th Prophet

    Gordon B Hinckley becomes 15th Prophet
  • Family: A Proclamation to the World released

    Family: A Proclamation to the World released
  • Church membership reaches 10 million

  • President Hinckley appeared on 60 Minutes with Mike Wallace

    President Hinckley appeared on 60 Minutes with Mike Wallace
  • The Phillips Family attends the Oakland Temple for the first time

    The Phillips Family attends the Oakland Temple for the first time
    My husband and 10 month old daughter and I attend the Oakland Temple where were are sealed together as a family for all time AND eternity
  • President Hinckley interviewed on Larry King Live

    President Hinckley interviewed on Larry King Live
  • President Hinckley interviewed by Tom Brokaw

    President Hinckley interviewed by Tom Brokaw
    Winter Olympics were being held in SLC
  • Hosted US President George W Bush In SLC

  • LDS Church membership surpasses 13 Million

  • Gordon B Hinckley Dies

  • Thomas S. Monson becomes 16th Prophet

    Thomas S. Monson becomes 16th Prophet