August 25

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1829 - Martin Harris agrees to mortgage his farm $3,000 to cover the printing costs of 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon by Egbert B. Grandin.

1843 - The Prophet Joseph records that he spent part of the day in his office with his brother Hyrum conversing about “the new revelation upon celestial marriage.”

1844 - Elder Wilford Woodruff spoke to the Saints in Nauvoo before leaving for his mission to England.  He exhorted them to be united in completing the Temple in Nauvoo and that the Quorum of the Twelve indeed had the Priesthood authority to lead the Church.  Others of the Twelve spoke and testified likewise.


1856 - The Martin handcart company and the Hodgett wagon train leave Florence (Winter Quarters), Nebraska, to cross the plains to the Salt Lake Valley.

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1878 - Aurelia Rogers holds the first meeting of the Primary in the Farmington, Utah, Rock Chapel. More than 200 children were in attendance that day.

1914 - The First Presidency instructs missionaries serving in France and Germany to evacuate their missions because of World War I that had begun a few weeks earlier.

1939 - Missionaries serving in Germany were ordered to immediately leave for Holland, just a week before the outbreak of World War II.

1955 - Guam is dedicated for the preaching of the gospel by President Joseph Fielding Smith of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

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1990 - The Toronto Ontario Temple is dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency.  Also, Mugisa James Collins, the first convert to the Church in Uganda, is baptized. 

2009 - The newly renovated Newel K. Whitney store in Kirtland, Ohio, is dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

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2018 - Ronald Dennis, an emeritus professor at Brigham Young University and great-great-grandson of Dan Jones, was invited to unveil one of the United Kingdom’s well-recognized blue plaques to commemorate the old chapel, the Island Place Meeting House, and the presence of early Church members in Wales, located in Llanelli, Wales.