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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 2, 2020.

Cover of the French first edition of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days.
Cover of the French first edition of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days. Published on January 30, 1873,

It was on this date in 1872, William P. Fogg set out on a journey that became Jules Verne's inspiration for Around the World in Eighty Days. And it was on this date in 1950 that the first Peanuts cartoon appeared in the papers.