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Handwritten Gettysburg Address on Display this Month in Springfield

It's arguably the most famous speech in American history, and from November 13th through November 26th, you can check out one of 5 surviving copies of the Gettysburg Address (handwritten by Abraham Lincoln) at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

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Throwback Thursday: Rockford’s Toad Hall

If you're a long-time Rockford or Rockford-area resident, you're probably familiar with Toad Hall. Shortly after starting here at WROK (back in the day when we still played music, and some of it from vinyl), my old friend, and long-time on-air personality Chuck Doyle took me over to Toad Hall to stock up on a bunch of music for our oldies show, The Saturday Night Cruise.

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There’s a World Record for Almost Everything

Guinness World Records is celebrating their 60th anniversary (which is probably a record for record books), and the on-going celebration is shining the spotlight on some of their more unusual records and record holders...

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Monday Marks 46th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing [VIDEO]

Today marks the 46th anniversary of the first moon walk. On July 20, 1969, more than a half billion people watched it all takes place on television...

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One More Jump

He did it the first time on June 6, 1944. Now, Jock Hutton, an 89 year old World War II veteran has done it again. Jock commemorated the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by tandem parachuting into the French village of Ranville...

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Remembering V-E Day

World War Two in Europe ended 69 years ago today. Looking at our studio TV monitor this morning, I commented to Scot how much I would love to have a time machine...

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’67 Belvidere Tornado Anniversary [VIDEO]

On April 21, 1967 a powerful F4 tornado ripped through Belvidere, injuring hundreds and killing twenty four people, mostly school children. It occurred at about 3:50pm, as school was letting out...

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50 Years Ago Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  •  On Nov. 11, 1963, President Kennedy laid a Veterans Day wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
  •  He would be buried at the cemetery
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