This week in Church history

25 years ago

With President Spencer W. Kimball in ill health, his second counselor, President Gordon B. Hinckley, presided over the dedication of two temples and the groundbreaking for another in early August 1983.

President Hinckley dedicated the Apia Samoa Temple on Aug. 5-7, and the Nuku'alofa Tonga Temple on Aug. 9-11. He then led the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Chicago Illinois Temple on Aug. 13, according to the Church News.

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