Glimpse of Past – LDS Church History Oct 16-23
- October 17, 1839 (Thursday) – Apostle Heber C. Kimball was poisoned at Terre Haute, Indiana, but his life was saved by the administration of Apostle Brigham Young.
- October 17, 1846 (Saturday) – On this and the following day a general conference was held in Manchester, England, under the presidency of Apostles Hyde, Pratt and Taylor. Dan Jones reported one thousand Saints in Wales, and a conference was organized in Ireland, with Paul Jones as president.
- October 19, 1846 (Monday) -The Battalion left Santa Fe for California. On the journey they suffered much from excessive marches, fatigue and short rations.
- October 18, 1852 (Monday) – Apostle Parley P. Pratt arrived in G.S.L. City from his mission to South America.
- October 21, 1855 (Sunday) – A branch of the Church consisting of eight members, was organized at Dresden, Germany. Shortly afterwards the number increased to about twenty, including a few in Leipzig.