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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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