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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.

Mark's Almanac for October 12, 2020

Engraving by Johann Theodor de Bry, 1595.
On this date in 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on this side of the Atlantic for the first time. This engraving of Columbus is by Johann Theodor de Bry (1595).

On this date in 1492, Christopher Columbus finished his voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, landing on San Salvador. And it was on this date in 1979, Earvin "Magic" Johnson made his debut as an NBA player.