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October 22

1833 – The Prophet Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon left Mount Pleasant to begin their travel to the village of Colburn, Canada.

1838 – With the mob in Daviess County, Missouri, dispersing, the Prophet Joseph returned to Far West only to find that the mob was now attacking Saints in Caldwell County. He learned that some Saints had been taken prisoners and some homes had been burned. Instead of returning and finding a growing peaceful situation, it appeared the situation of the Saints was worsening.

1843 – The Prophet Joseph Smith held a small Church service in his home at Nauvoo. Apostles Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and George A. Smith returned from their missions to the Eastern States. Elders Daniel Spencer and Bradford Elliot also returned from their missions, “and quite a respectable number of Saints came in their company’ gathering with the Saints in the Nauvoo, Illinois, area.

      Nauvoo Expositor Building Mulholland Street

1845 – Two brethren charged with the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor press were tried before Judge Purple. Jesse P. Harmon and John Lytle, who were charged with the destruction of the press, were policemen acting under direction of the Nauvoo City Council when the press was destroyed. The prosecution witness could not positively identify the men were involved and the jury returned with a not guilty verdict. Thus fulfilled the prophecy of the Prophet Joseph that nothing would harm the men involved in the destruction of the press.

1903 – The First Presidency authorizes the purchase of twenty-five acres of the original temple lot in Independence, Missouri, preparing the way for the first Latter-day Saint presence in Jackson County since the Saints expulsion in the early 1830’s.

1905 – The first converts in Greece are baptized.

1967 – The annex to the Salt Lake Temple is dedicated by President Hugh B. Brown of the First Presidency.

1968 – The Church receives official recognition status in Spain.

1977 – The first converts in Micronesia are baptized.

1980 – The first branch of the Church in the Caribbean island of Grenadines is organized at Kingstown.

1995 – The first stake of the Church in Papua New Guinea is organized at Port Moresby.

2006 – The Helsinki Finland Temple was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

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