October 28

1833 - In the evening, the Prophet Joseph held a meeting in Mount Pleasant, Upper Canada, where the twelve newly baptized members from the day before, plus two baptized on this date, were confirmed and given the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Prophet records, “The Spirit was given in great power to some, and peace to others” (History of the Church, 1:422).

1838 - With the issue of the Extermination Order by Governor Boggs the day previous, mobs began to “legally” burn houses of the Saints in the countryside, taking cattle and all they could find. Fields were destroyed, prisoners taken, and death threats came to the Latter-day Saints. A mob-army was gathering at Richmond preparing to march to Far West to fulfill Governor Boggs order to exterminate or drive from Missouri all members of the Church.

1842 - The Prophet Joseph Smith returned to his home in Nauvoo, after being in hiding over the threats from Missouri, to find his wife Emma ill. He rode around town and noted that the workers at the Temple had completed putting down a temporary floor in the Temple so that meetings could be held there. The walls were continuing to rise and he was pleased with the progress being made.

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1856 - A group of rescuers from Salt Lake City, Utah, sent to find the handcart companies stranded by snow in the mountains of Wyoming, located the Edward Martin handcart company sixteen miles from the Platte Bridge.

1961 - The first stake is organized in Switzerland.

1984 - The fifteen hundredth stake of the Church, the Ciudad Obregon Mexico Yaqui Stake, is organized.

1993 - A Vietnamese choir, accompanied by the National Vietnamese Symphony Orchestra and under the direction of members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, perform Handel’s Messiah in the Hanoi Opera House.

1998 - The BYU Salt Lake Center is dedicated by President Thomas S. Monson of the First Presidency.

2005 - Enterprise Mentors International observes its 15 year anniversary at a dinner where the First Presidency and the Church were honored for their support and contributions to the micro-credit organization that fosters development of small, family-owned businesses in the Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Peru. The First Presidency spoke and President Hinckley remarked that the greatest “pandemic” in the world today is poverty and acknowledged the great work of EMI “in reaching out with such a successful and wonderful and widespread program” (Church News, November 5, 2005, p. 3).

 Calgary Alberta Canada Temple

Calgary Alberta Canada Temple

2012 - The Calgary Alberta Canada Temple is dedicated by President Thomas S. Monson.

 Concepción Chile Temple

Concepción Chile Temple

2018 - The Concepción Chile Temple is dedicated by President Russell M. Nelson.