Mark's Almanac

Mark Pennell sits at the helm of his time machine.

Mark's Almanac is a 90-second time travel that highlights the world's history from the very serious to the sometimes sublime. Listen during Morning Edition and On Point.

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On this day in 1801, a major newspaper was established in New York. Which one was it? And in 1959, an original Broadway musical debuted. Find out what it was during today's Mark's Almanac!

On this date in 1932 a new studio was created that would ultimately change the course of animated film history. And in 1969, the hamburger business changed forever on this date. Find out how on today's Mark's Almanac.

On this date in 1380, an 11-year-old was crowned the King of France. Who was it? And in 1832, the world's first street car began operation in this state. Find out where on today's edition of Mark's Almanac!

On this date in 1854, a tragic shipwreck occurred. What was it, and how did it happen? Also, a Disney movie made its debut on this date in 1940. And as a bonus, in 1946 an airplane flew over Western Massachutsetts and created a weather event. Find out what it was during today's installment of Mark's Almanac!

On this date in 1920, a major milestone occurred in Major League Baseball; and in 1933, something of legendary status was spotted in Scotland. Find out what it was during this edition of Mark's Almanac.