Day in history for August 26, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
John Lusk has come out with a magnificent hack which must have cost close to $400. It runs with the other omnibuses in the Lusk And Pence line between Rock Island and Moline. Who could refuse a dime for a ride in so fine a carriage?

1879 -- 125 years ago
The opera ''Pinafore'' will be presented by a company of fine actors and singers at the Harper Opera House tonight.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Daniel M. Reynolds, a resident of Drury Township in this county since 1835, died at the age of 82.

1929 -- 75 years ago
A youth of 18 was committed to jail for 30 days today for having sworn falsely to the age of the girl he married. She is 14.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Accounts of Communist acts of vandalism and harassment while he served in the Air Force in France were told by T-Sgt. Conrad C. O'Dell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake O'Dell, 270 16th St., Silvis, who has returned after three-and-a-half years at the Air Force's largest depot at Chateauroux.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A portfolio containing a certificate worth $10,000 was stolen from the car of a Rock Island school administrator. John Tibbet, director of curriculum and instruction for District 41, told police two youths entered his car and took the portfolio, which also contained his savings passbook from the First National Bank of Rock Island. The robbery occurred outside of Tibbet's home.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.

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