September 30

1838 - The Kirtland Camp crossed over Grand River and came to a small collection of houses called Utica where several Latter-day Saint families lived. They continued on towards Far West, Missouri, crossing Shoal Creek. They are now regularly meeting members of the Church who live on the farms in the area as they near the headquarters of the Church at Far West.

1841 - The Prophet Joseph Smith sent a billing statement to the deputy sheriff of Adams County, Illinois, detailing his “expenses, costs, and liabilities, consequent upon my arrest and trial while in your custody” while dealing with the charges of Governor Boggs of Missouri in June 1841. (History of the Church, 4:419-420.)

 Steven A. Douglas

Steven A. Douglas

1845 - The brethren met in council and Parley P. Pratt presented a list of items every family would need to cross the plains. The meeting adjourned when it was reported that Judge Stephen A. Douglas was at Elder John Taylor’s home with Sheriff Backenstos wanting to meet with Brigham Young. General Hardin and 400 troops were on the square near the Temple. Brigham Young and other brethren first met with Judge Douglas who took them up to meet the General. They were asked questions about two men supposedly killed in Nauvoo. Brigham told them to look all they wanted but that there were a hundred Latter-day Saint homes burned in the south end of the county and he might look for the bodies there. The General and his men then searched the temple and other structures in Nauvoo for the bodies. At the Mansion House stable, they saw blood from a horse and the General and Judge both took their swords and stuck them in the ground looking for bodies. Later that evening, during the questioning of Church member Caleb Baldwin, most of the questions were about where the bodies of Joseph and Hyrum were buried. The General and his troops camped on the south side of Nauvoo.

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1949 - General Conference is broadcast on television for the first time.

1961 - Elder Harold B. Lee announces the Church’s new correlation effort, which includes the creation of an all-Church Coordinating Council made up of four members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Presiding Bishop, the auxiliary heads, and representatives from the Melchizedek Priesthood Committee and the Church Educational System.

1966 - The Church consolidates all Church-owned businesses under Deseret Management Corporation. Presidents Hugh B. Brown and N. Eldon Tanner of the First Presidency and Elder Gordon B. Hinckley of the Quorum of the Twelve are the three incorporators.

1978 - Emeritus status for General Authorities is announced in general conference. Seven members of the Seventy are then designated to this special status.

2007 - The Nicosia Cyprus District was created on this historic island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.