Day in history for February 15, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
For the last two or three days our community has been agitated by reports that the suspension bridge over Niagara has broken down with a train of passenger cars upon it. The report is wholly without foundation.

1881 -- 125 years ago
At the Kahlke Boat Yard the frame of a new raft boat being built for S. And C. Atlee of Fort Madison was being set up. The boat will be 132 ft. long.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Frank S. Regan, cartoonist, lectured at Broadway Church last night on ''The American Small Boy.''

1931 -- 75 years ago
The third Tri-City Symphony Orchestra concert is tomorrow afternoon at 3 in the Davenport Masonic Temple and the fourth concert of the season by Herbert Silberstein and his concert orchestra is Tuesday evening at 8:15 at the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Earl H. Hanson, Rock Island superintendent of schools, will attend the national convention of the American Association of School Administrators at Atlantic City, N.J.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Gene Collingwood has set a record for staying on the job by serving as Alpha mayor for 28 years. Collingwood, 63, stuck with the post to see through a recently completed $950,000 sewer improvement project.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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