November 8

1832 - Brigham Young, Joseph Young, and Heber C. Kimball arrive in Kirtland, Ohio, after traveling from Mendon, New York, to meet the Prophet Joseph Smith for the first time. In an evening meeting, Brigham Young speaks in tongues. Joseph writes that it “was the first time I had heard this gift among the brethren; others also spoke, and I received the gift myself” (History of the Church, 1:297).

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1841 - A wooden baptismal font in the Nauvoo Temple is dedicated by Elder Brigham Young under the direction of the Prophet Joseph Smith. “This font was built for the baptisms for the dead until the Temple shall be finished, when a more durable one will supply its place” (History of the Church, 4:446-447). A stone font would replace the wooden font in 1845.

1851 - Elder Parley P. Pratt and his companion Rufus Allen arrive by ship in Valparaiso, Chile, becoming the first LDS missionaries to serve in Chile.

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1869 - Work begins on a gallery that will add an additional three thousand seats to the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah. The gallery also improves the acoustics of the building.

1912 - The First Presidency announces the creation of a Correlation Executive Committee to coordinate scheduling and streamline the functions of the Church auxiliaries.

1992 - President Elaine L. Jack of the Relief Society makes the first visit to India by a Church auxiliary president.

1993 - The First Presidency announces TempleReady, a software program designed to speed up the process of clearing names obtained through family history research for temple work. Also, A Members Guide to Temple and Family History Work is released.