Today is Friday, Dec. 20, the 353rd day of 2013. There are 11 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: The sad news of the death of Gen. John Buford will be found in our telegraphic dispatches. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The executive committee societies, with J.W. Cavanaugh as chairman, have arranged for the second annual industrial fair at the Rock Island rink. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Margaret Schroder, Rock Island police matron, has been appointed by Judge B.S. Bell as chief probation officer for Rock Island County. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Bestor F. Witter has been named president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Possible development of a field house on the site of the former bus garage in Rock Island was announced today by C.W. Sorensen, president of Augustana College, after the Illinois Commerce Commission authorized donation of the building to the college. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Moline based Beling Consultants and the Chicago based firm HNTB got the go-ahead today to begin a $1.087 million Quad City Airport terminal expansion.