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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 20, 2020

A photo of suffragette Alice Paul sewing a flag circa 1920.
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A photo of suffragette Alice Paul sewing a flag circa 1920.

It was on this date in 1917, police arrested suffragette Alice Paul for obstructing traffic outside of the White House. And it was on this date in 1920 that a natural gas explosion leveled one-square-mile of Cleveland, Ohio.