LDS History, October 1851

-- During October 1851
Current format of the Pearl of Great Price is published. Contents include:\* Introductory Note\ * Selections from the Book of Moses\ * The Book of Abraham\ * Joseph Smith - Matthew\ * Joseph Smith - History\ * The Articles of Faith (1)

-- During 1880, October
[John Taylor] Sustained as President of the Church, with George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith as counselors. (2)

-- 1880
Church Membership at end of year: 133,628
New Converts : 5,242
Percent Change from previous year: 4.08% (3)

[Deseret] Ogden decides to adopt the electric light. They decided to light the city for $3,000 per year, with 60 days trial of the light before the contract was formally entered into. (4)

The First Presidency is reorganized three years after President Brigham Young's passing. John Taylor is named president. (5)

[Lucy Mack Smith] The first RLDS edition of Biographical Sketches is printed at Plano, Illinois. (6)

[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] The choirs first trip away from Salt Lake City is undertaken to American Fork, Utah. (7)

-- During 1880-1916
[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] Under the direction of Evan Stephens, the size of the choir increases from 125 members to over 300. (7)

-- During 1880-1887
[Periodicals] Ungdommens Raadgiver; N. Wilhelmse Copenhagen, Denmark DANISH (Periodical) (8)

-- During 1880
David King Udall (1851-1938), while living in Nephi, Utah, was called to be the Mormon bishop in St. Johns, Arizona, a small and primarily Hispanic Catholic community. (9)

-- Aug 1, 1881
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Elected to territorial legislature. (10)

-- Oct 3, 1881
[Quorum of the Twelve] Orson Pratt, the last surviving member of the original quorum, dies. (11)

-- Dec 14, 1881
[Lucy Mack Smith] Martha Jane Coray, mother of twelve and BYU's first woman regent, dies at Provo. (6)

1 - Wikipedia, Pearl of Great Price,
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: John Taylor, Salt Lake City, Utah
3 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
4 - History to Go, Statehood,
5 - Wikipedia, 19th Century (Mormonism),
6 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
7 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
8 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.4, Appendix 3: Church Periodicals
9 - Ratnikas, Algis, TimelinesDb,
10 - White, Jean Bickmore, Church, State, and Politics, p.xviii, A John Henry Smith Chronology
11 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology