Today is Saturday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2018. There are 79 days left in the year.
1868 — 150 years ago: Gen. Rodman is on a visit to Quincy — Gen. Rodman doesn’t go “visiting,” he is absent on business of importance, connected with the bridges at this point. When he travels it is on business. He is a worker, and not a visitor, and all his time is energetically employed in the service of the United States.
1893 — 125 years ago: There was a crash in front of Lloyd & Stewart’s gent’s furnishing house today, caused by one of the dummies in front of the store falling through a show case.
1918 — 100 years ago: Miss Susanne McShane and Mrs. George Leach of Moline will leave this country for European battlefields to enter canteen and hut service. This is in answer to the request for 2,000 workers which reached the Moline chapter of the Red Cross this week. One of the requirements was that they pay their own expenses. There are other restrictions which limit enlisting. Those who can come under the limitations may call Mrs. A.C. Barber at the Red Cross headquarters any day after 5.
1943 — 75 years ago: Keith Poffenbarger of Rock Island has been appointed by Mayor Robert P. Galbraith as general chairman for a two-county war rally to be featured by a parade in Rock Island a week from tomorrow afternoon. The appointment was made at request of Governor Dwight H. Green, who will be the principal speaker.
1968 — 50 years ago: Three murals were installed in the refurbished Rock Island Lines 31st St. Depot in Rock Island. Each mural is 12 by 6 feet in size. One shows a Rock Island Lines train crossing the Mississippi River at Rock Island. The others include an aerial view of the Rock Island Arsenal and of the Kelly Yards in Silvis.
1993 — 25 years ago: The Geneseo city council reaffirmed last month’s decision to tear down the old water tower, despite objections from some residents interested in preserving the “historic” structure.