November 14

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1799 - Elder David W. Patten, member of the first Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and later the President of the Quorum, is born in Theresa, New York. He would be killed as a martyr in Missouri during the battle of Crooked River in 1838.

1835 - The Prophet Joseph receives a revelation calling Warren Parrish as a scribe to the Prophet. Also, a gentleman by the name of Erastus Holmes, of Newbury, Ohio, visited the Prophet Joseph to inquire about the Church. The Prophet spent the afternoon with him relating his history from his childhood to the First Vision, and from the coming forth of the Book of Mormon to the present. The Prophet records that “He listened very attentively, and seemed highly gratified, and intends to unite with the Church” (History of the Church, 2:312).

1838 - The Court of Inquiry continued in Richmond, Missouri. The leading brethren of the Church remained in jail as their families suffered from persecution and winter weather in Far West, Adam-ondi-Ahman, and the surrounding areas of North-central, Missouri.

1841 - Being Sunday, the Prophet Joseph preached to a large congregation at the Nauvoo Temple construction site. Later in the day, nine of the Twelve Apostles met in council to prepare an epistle to the Saints living in Europe. (History of the Church, 4:448-453)

1842 - Mayor Joseph Smith presided at a city council meeting where an “Ordinance regulating the proceeding on writs of habeas corpus” was approved giving the Courts of the City of Nauvoo the right to protect the citizens of Nauvoo from unlawful arrest by outside parties.

1843 - The First branch of the Church in Nova Scotia, Canada, is organized at Halifax.

1847 - Brigham Young, President of the Quorum of The Twelve Apostles, announces plans to abandon Winter Quarters in the Spring of 1848.

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1907 - Howard W. Hunter, fourteenth President of the Church, is born in Boise, Idaho.

1999 - The Halifax Nova Scotia Temple is dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley. The Regina Saskatchewan Temple is dedicated by President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve. This is the first time in Church History that two temples are dedicated on the same day.

 Halifax Nova Scotia Temple

Halifax Nova Scotia Temple

 Regina Saskatchewan Temple

Regina Saskatchewan Temple