January 21, 1836 (Thursday) – The Presidency of the Church, and the councils of Kirtland and Zion, met in the evening in the Lord’s House, at Kirtland, and attended to the ordinance of anointing with oil and blessing each other. The visions of heaven were opened, angels administered to them, and the house was filled with the glory of God. Joseph the Prophet “beheld the celestial kingdom of God and the glory thereof,” the “transcendent beauty of the gate through which the heirs of that kingdom will enter, the throne of God whereon was seated the Father and Son,” and the beautiful streets of the kingdom. He also saw Fathers Adam and Abraham. On seeing his brother Alvin, who died before the Church was organized, the Prophet marvelled, but the voice of the Lord told him that all who had died without a knowledge of the gospel, who would have received it if they had been permitted to tarry, should be heirs of the celestial kingdom of God. (See History of Joseph Smith.) (Doctrine and Covenants 137:1-10.)
January 25, 1832 (Wednesday) – A conference was held at Amherst, Loraine Co., O., at which a number of Elders were called by revelation on special missions and to preach the gospel in different parts of the country. (Doc. and Cov., Sec. 75.)
January 23, 1833 (Wednesday) – The conference was held at Kirtland. “After much speaking, singing, praying and praising God, all in tongues,” the brethren “proceeded to the washing of feet, as commanded of the Lord,” according to the practice recorded in John 13:4-15. (See History of Joseph Smith.)
January 24, 1841 (Sunday) – Hyrum Smith succeeded his father, Joseph Smith, sen., as Patriarch to the Church, and Wm. Law was appointed a Counselor in the First Presidency, succeeding Hyrum Smith, in that capacity, according to revelation.