MR says: Ready to hear some Church facts and stats that will blow your mind? Then check out this list of 20 incredible Church history facts.
- When President Monson was born in Salt Lake City in 1927, some of the original Mormon pioneers were still living there. In fact, when Gary E. Stevenson — the youngest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles — was born in Utah in 1955, at least one was still living. Hilda Erickson, who came to Utah in the last wagon train to leave from Nebraska in 1866, died in 1968 at age 108.
- Even if Marvin J. Ashton, Bruce R. McConkie, David B. Haight, James E. Faust and Neal A. Maxwell were still living, President Monson would still be president of the Church.
- In the year 2000, 34 temples were dedicated. That’s the same number of temples dedicated from 1830 to 1984.