Calendar for January 1971

“Calendar for January 1971,” Friend, Jan. 1971, 24

Calendar for January 1971

A new day! A new year!

What will it bring?

A new page of a new “Friend”—

Let’s dance and sing!

Month in and month out,

Whatever the weather,

My new friend and I

Will meet the new year together.

Which letter is like January 1st?
“Y”—because every year begins with it.

What can disappear while you are watching it?
An icicle

What kind of animals live at the North Pole?
Cold ones

January 1: New Year’s Day

January 5, 1831: 1st LDS mission to the Delaware Indians opened in Missouri.

January 7, 1876: 1st LDS missionaries sent to Mexico.

January 14: Albert Schweitzer, 1875–1965

January 17: Benjamin Franklin 1706–1790

January 18, 1970: President David O. McKay died.

January 19, 1841: Saints commanded to build a temple at Nauvoo, Illinois.

January 23, 1970: Joseph Fielding Smith became 10th President of the Church.

January 24, 1848: Gold discovered at Sutter’s Mill, California, where some of the Mormon Battalion boys worked.

January 27: Wolfgang Mozart, 1756–1791

January 29, 1844: Joseph Smith nominated candidate for President of the United States.

Illustrated by Jerry Thompson