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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 15, 2020.

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Carol M. Highsmith
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Faithfully reproduced living-room set from at the 1950s smash-hit "I Love Lucy" television comedy show at the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum in Jamestown, New York.

It was on this date in 1520, King Henry VIII of England ordered that bowling lanes be installed at Whitehall. And it was on this date in 1951, I Love Lucy began on CBS television.