August 31

1830 - Parley P. Pratt meets the Prophet Joseph Smith for the first time in Fayette, New York.

1838 - After spending the night near the Ohio-Indiana boarder, the Kirtland Camp crossed over into Indiana and traveled fourteen miles on this day.  

1842 - The Prophet Joseph attended the Female Relief Society‚Äôs meeting with his wife Emma.  It was held in the grove in Nauvoo. (History of the Church, 5:139-141)

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1843 - The Prophet Joseph Smith and his family begin moving into the Mansion House in Nauvoo, Illinois. (History of the Church, 5:556)

1844 - Brigham Young is appointed Lieutenant-General of the Nauvoo Legion by Illinois Governor Thomas Ford. He replaced Joseph Smith who had been martyred in June.

1854 - Colonel Edward J. Steptoe arrives in Salt Lake City, Utah, to take his appointed position as governor of the territory of Utah.  When he sees how well Brigham Young is administering the territory, he petitions U.S. President Franklin Pierce to reappoint Brigham Young as governor; the President eventually follows his counsel.

1947 - The Uruguay Mission is organized.

1954 - The First Presidency announces the age for ordaining young men to offices in the Aaronic Priesthood as being 14 for teachers and 16 for priests.

2006 - United States President, George W. Bush, met with President Gordon B. Hinckley and the other members of the First Presidency, Thomas S. Monson and James E. Faust, in the Church Administration building in Salt Lake City, Utah.  It was the fourth meeting between President Bush and President Hinckley.