Oct 9, 1838 – The Saints living in Dewitt, Missouri, continued under siege by the mob. The Prophet Joseph was with them hoping to find a way for the Saints to stay in peace. He records that they were starving as the mob would not let them leave to gather food. They were being shot at and conditions were unbearable. He records, “Some of the brethren perished from starvation; and for once in my life, I had the pain of beholding some of my fellow creatures fall victims to the spirit of persecution.” History of Church 3:158.
Oct 9, 1848 – The last group of Saints (known as the “poor camp”) who had been thrown out of Nauvoo, Illinois, during the “Battle of Nauvoo” and who are camped on the West side of the Mississippi River in terrible conditions, avoid starvation through the “miracle of the quail.” Hundreds of quail land in the camp and are easily caught, providing meat for the starving Saints.
Oct 9, 1875 – The tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, is dedicated by Elder John Taylor. While it had been used for several years, it had not yet been dedicated.
Oct 9, 1898 – Lorenzo Snow is sustained as the fifth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Oct 9, 1982 – The First Presidency announces the plans for a temple in Freiberg, German Democratic Republic. It was the only Temple built in a communist nation.
Taken from History of Church & Church Chronology, Andrew Jenson