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The designation of Monday night for family home evening came in September 1970. The Priesthood Bulletin announced that “in a recent meeting the First Presidency and Council of the Twelve approved the setting aside of Monday night for holding family home evening throughout the entire Church. Encouragement is now given to stakes, missions, wards, and branches to reserve Monday evening for family home evening. ” Families [should] be left free from Church activities so that they can meet together in family home evening
Rex W. Allred, “I Have a Question,” Ensign, Jan. 1987, 52
Monday Night Football first aired on ABC on September 21, 1970, with a match between the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland, Ohio.
(from the wikipedia)
Monday Night Football being instituted the same month as the Lord’s program for families to spend time with one another… Coincidence? Perhaps not…