25 notable anniversaries of LDS Church history in 2014 (25 items)
This year, 2014, marks significant anniversaries in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
These anniversaries range from the births and deaths of important LDS Church leaders to events that affected church members as a whole.
While not all-inclusive, the following are some of the notable anniversaries of the LDS Church in 2014.
1 of 25. 210th anniversary of birth of Eliza R. Snow
She was the older sister of Lorenzo Snow, fifth president of the church. She became the second Relief Society president in 1866 and died in Salt Lake City on Dec. 5, 1887, according to her biography on lds.org.
2 of 25. 210th anniversary of birth of Emma Hale Smith
Emma organized the first book of hymns for the church, and on March 24, 1842, she was called as the first Relief Society president, according to her biography on lds.org.
This year also marks the 135th anniversary of Emma’s death on May 30, 1879, in Nauvoo, Illinois.
3 of 25. 200th anniversary of birth of Lorenzo Snow
He became an apostle 165 years ago on Feb. 12, 1849. He became a counselor in the First Presidency in 1873 and later became the fifth president of the LDS Church on Sept. 13, 1898, according to information on lds.org and "Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow."
In his presidency, President Snow focused on the principle of tithing. He died Oct. 10, 1901, in Salt Lake City.
4 of 25. 200th anniversary of birth of Daniel H. Wells
He lived in Commerce (later Nauvoo), Illinois, and served as the justice of the peace prior to the arrival of the Saints in 1839. Wells respected the church and Joseph Smith, but did not join the church until August 1849.
He moved with the Saints to Utah and became the first attorney general of the territory of Deseret. He became a second counselor to Brigham Young on Jan. 4, 1857, and served as the first president of the Manti Utah Temple.
He died March 24, 1891, in Salt Lake City.
5 of 25. 185th anniversary of completion of Book of Mormon translation
The Lord promised him that help would come, and that help came in the person of Oliver Cowdery. Cowdery and Joseph Smith met on April 5, 1829, according to the Encyclopedia of Mormonism online at eom.byu.edu.
Two days later, translation of the Book of Mormon continued with Cowdery as scribe. The work from then on continued at a rapid pace until the translation was completed in June 1829, according to lds.org.