Wednesday morning: President Barack Obama will leave downtown Davenport in his jet-black motorcoach to embark on the final leg of his three-day economic tour of the rural Midwest.
11:30 a.m.: The president will conduct a town meeting at Wyfells Hybrids Inc.,740 E. Henry St., Atkinson, about 30 miles east of the Quad-Cities off Interstate 80. Three-hundred tickets to this public event were handed out Monday on a first-come, first-served basis.
3:30 p.m.: The president conducts a town meeting at Country Corner, two miles north of Alpha on U.S. 150 (about 25 miles south of the Quad-Cities). The invitation-only event will be attended by 300 people, including Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
6:45 p.m.: After traveling by bus from Alpha to Air National Guard Base in Peoria, the president will depart for Washington, D.C., aboard Air Force One.
Today is Saturday, May 25, the 145th day of 2013. There are 220 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: The annual review of the fire department of this city took placeyesterday and made a fine showing with machines and hose carts in tip-top order. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Last night's prayer meeting at Central Presbyterian Church wascalled off due to water in the basement, residue of last week's flood. 1913 -- 100 years ago: The junior class of Rock Island High School will hold a riverexcursion on the steamer St. Paul next Tuesday. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The 75th Anniversary of the Rock Island Arsenal today finds thenation's largest ordinance manufacturing plant filling many important orders for the army. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Miss Patrice Daly, Rock Island, a senior at Rock Island HighSchool, won second place in the recent state public speaking contest held in Peoria underthe auspices of the Knights of Pythias. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Hampton's sesquicentennial committee and the Hampton HistoricalSociety have scheduled a full slate of activities, which will be held throughout the year, to celebrate the village's 150th birthday. The first celebration will be the Memorial Dayprogram at 10 a.m. May 30, at the Brettun and Black Store Museum on River Road. Therewill be a sesquicentennial display.