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Permanent exhibits at the Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, include the Asian Gallery; Black Earth/Big River; Ocean Experience; the Hall of Mammals; River, Prairie and People; Unearthing Ancient Egypt; View Space; the Spark Learning Lab, and Ume Warumi. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7; $6 for ages 60 and up, military, students; $5 for ages 3-12; free for ages 2 and under; $1 Mondays June 3-Aug. 12. For more information, call 563-324-1933.

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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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