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.
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.
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.
To give you some examples, there are world records for:
Most milkshake dispensed through the nose
Largest collection of garden gnomes
Most toilet seats broken with
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. Just think of the ad rates that could be charged today for an event like that! You can see the CBS TV network coverage above...
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.
Take a look at his story:
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. I would love to see and experience first-hand the jubilation that took place in New York's Times Square after President Harry Truman's announcement, delivered from the radio room at the White House:
THIS IS a solemn but a glorious hour..