President Thomas S. Monson: Timeline of events
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Noteworthy events during President Monson's five years as prophet.
Feb. 3: Ordained and set apart as 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Feb. 10: Dedicated the Rexburg Idaho Temple.
May 25: Addressed Canada Stake Conference Broadcast in Brampton, Ontario, for 47 stakes and five districts.
June 1: Dedicated the Curitiba Brazil Temple.
Aug. 10: Dedicated the Panama City Panama Temple.
Aug. 24: Dedicated the Twin Falls Idaho Temple.
Nov. 16: Rededicated the Mexico City Mexico Temple.
Feb. 22: Spoke in Avon (Conn.) Ward sacrament meeting.
March 20-22: Dedicated the Draper Utah Temple.
May 1: Received Honorary Doctorate of Communications from Utah Valley University; Sister Frances J. Monson also received an honorary doctorate.
May 2: Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service by Southern Utah University.
June 20: Dedicated the Church History Library.
June 29: Addressed a VIP reception and attended Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, near Morrison, Colo.
July 20: Presented U.S. President Barack Obama five leather-bound volumes of the president's family history; was accompanied by Elder Dallin H. Oaks.
Aug. 21-23: Dedicated the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
Oct. 9-11: Visited Nauvoo, Ill., and Kirtland, Ohio, including the Kirtland Temple.
April 2: Received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities at Weber State University.
May 2: Dedicated the Vancouver British Columbia Temple.
May 23: Dedicated The Gila Valley Arizona Temple.
June 13: Dedicated the Cebu City Philippines Temple.
June 15: Visited Hamilton New Zealand Temple and Church College of New Zealand.
Aug. 29: Dedicated the Kyiv Ukraine Temple.
Oct 23: Broke ground for the Rome Italy Temple.
Nov. 21: Rededicated the Laie Hawaii Temple.
May 1: Rededicated the Atlanta Georgia Temple
May 6: Dixie State College of Utah granted President Monson an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.
Aug. 21: Dedicated the San Salvador El Salvador Temple.
Dec. 11: Dedicated the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple.
Dec. 27: USA TODAY/Gallup Poll announced President Monson's place in the "Most Admired Man" top 10 list, the first Church president to do so.
May 6: Dedicated the Kansas City Missouri Temple.
June 25: Dedicated Thomas S. Monson Camp for Young Women and families at Lakehurst, Ontario, Canada.
June 26: Addressed joint sacrament meeting of Etobicoke Ward and Churchville YSA Ward and visited with members.
June 27: Visit to Toronto Ontario Temple, attended Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square concert in Toronto (addressed VIP reception prior to concert).
Aug 17: Attended "Celebration of Life" held in Conference Center in honor of his 85th birthday, which was Aug. 21.
Sept. 14: Received special recognition from Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
Oct. 6: Announced the change of mission eligibility age to 18 for young men and 19 for young women.
Oct. 13-21: Addressed member meetings in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt, and visited some LDS-related sites in Germany, including Freiberg and Frankfurt temples.
Oct. 28: Dedicated the Calgary Alberta Temple.
Oct. 30: Addressed Northern Utah Stake Conference (74 stakes); broadcast originated in Ogden, Utah.
Nov. 18: Rededicated the Boise Idaho Temple.
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Timeline: Thomas S. Monson, Deseret News, Feb. 5, 2008, www.deseretnews.com/article/695250351/Timeline-Thomas-S-Monson.html?pg=all
Leader biography: President Thomas S. Monson; www.mormonnewsroom.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/background-information/leader-biographies/president-thomas-s-monson