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October 10

1833 – Frederick G. Williams wrote a letter to the Saints in Missouri updating them on events in Kirtland including the decision by the High Council to build a printing house “to be occupied for the School of the Prophets this winter, and the upper story for the printing press.’ It was also decided to discontinue work on the temple during the winter “for want of materials.’ (History of the Church, 1:418)

1838 – The mob threat against the Saints living in DeWitt, Missouri, continues. The Saints discuss leaving the area hoping the mob would accept their exodus from the city without any additional violence.

1842 – While serving a mission in the United Kingdom, Elder Lorenzo Snow presents two copies of the Book of Mormon to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Sir Henry Wheatly accepts the books in their behalf.

1880 – After leading the Church as President of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles for three years after the death of Brigham Young, John Taylor is sustained as the third President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

1901 – President Lorenzo Snow dies in Salt Lake City, Utah, at age eighty-seven. He had served more than fifty-two years as a General Authority.

1919 – Belgium’s King Albert and Queen Elizabeth attend a recital on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, to hear the Tabernacle organ.

1931 – A new program for Primary in the mission field was announced. It included home Primary, neighborhood Primary, and regular Primary where the Church was more established. Primary was for girls 4-14 and boys 4-12 and included music, play and activities, and lessons coming from The Children’s Friend magazine.

1975 – The Emperor and Empress of Japan are greeted in Salt Lake City, Utah, by President N. Eldon Tanner of the First Presidency on their historic visit to the United States. It was the first time a Japanese monarch had visited the United States.

1979 – The first branch of the Church is organized in Papua New Guinea.

2006 – Presiding Bishop H. David Burton accepted an award on behalf of the Church for their Humanitarian efforts. The Coalition for Utah’s Future honored the Church with a Common Good Award. The Church’s Humanitarian Fund has delivered over 100-thousand tons of food, blankets, medical supplies and other materials to thousands around the world.

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