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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 September 28, 2020.

Photo of Fifth Avenue in New York City circa 1905.
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Photo of Fifth Avenue in New York City circa 1905.

It was on this date in 1904 that Mrs. William P. Orr rode in a car on Fifth Avenue in New York City when she lit up a cigarette. A policeman on a bicycle ordered her to put it out. And it was on this date in 1968, the song Hey Jude by The Beatles reached number one on the singles chart.