April 10

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1829 - About this time, while translating the Book of Mormon, Oliver Cowdery “became exceedingly anxious to have the power to translate” and asked the Prophet Joseph to ask the Lord in his behalf. The Prophet Joseph received a revelation for Oliver Cowdery that is recorded as Doctrine and Covenants 8.

1834 - In a council of the United Order of Kirtland, Ohio, it was decided that the Order should be dissolved and that each person would have his stewardship given to him.

1839 - The trial continued in Gallatin, Missouri. The day was spent listening to witnesses, however, Brother Markham was not permitted to testify in the Prophet Joseph’s and the other brethren’s defense. The Prophet notes a change in guards and that “Colonel William P. Peniston, Blakely, and others took their place” (History of the Church, 3:310).

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1842 - The Prophet Joseph Smith gave his Sunday sermon in the grove near the temple in Nauvoo. He called on the Saints to repent and to become more like God. “If you wish to go where God is, you must be like God.” He also said, “Search your hearts, and see if you are like God. I have searched mine, and feel to repent of all my sins” (History of the Church, 4:587-588).

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1968 - President Hugh B. Brown, of the First Presidency, dedicates The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pavilion at the HemisFair’ 68.

1977 - The San Pedro Sula Stake, first stake in Honduras, is organized.

1999 - A humanitarian shipment of 78,500 pounds of food arrived in Kosovo to feed and care for the refugees. The Church also shipped 200,000 pounds of clothing and 30,000 hygiene kits to refugees in the area.

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2019 - Mark Pope was named the 17th head coach of BYU basketball, following Dave Rose in leading a program where he was once an assistant coach from 2011-2014.