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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 1, 2020

Photo of a Model T Ford automobile.
Carol M. Highsmith
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Photo of a Model T Ford automobile.

It was on this date in 1908 that Henry Ford introduced the world to the Model T car. And it was on this date in 1932, one of the most memorable baseball moments happened involving Babe Ruth.