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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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