November 17

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1839 - On their way to England for their missions, Elders Brigham Young and John Taylor spent some time in Kirtland, Ohio, and on this day, preached in the Kirtland Temple to the Saints who remained in that city.

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1842 - A severe snowstorm hit the Nauvoo, Illinois, area, freezing the Mississippi River at Nauvoo, fulfilling a prophecy the Prophet Joseph had made earlier in the month. An Elder Alpheus Harmon, who was returning from a mission, and another man were found frozen to death on the prairie between Nauvoo and Carthage.

1846 - A sick detachment of the Mormon Battalion, under the leadership of Captain James Brown, arrives in Pueblo, Colorado, where they will spend the winter with a group of Saints from Mississippi who were also wintering in Pueblo. The following summer they would travel to the Salt Lake Valley.

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1964 - The Oakland California Temple is dedicated by President David O. McKay.

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1980 - The Seattle Washington Temple is dedicated by President Spencer W. Kimball.

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1984 - The Taipei Taiwan Temple is dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency.

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2002 - After renovation, The Monticello Utah Temple is rededicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley.