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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 28, 2020

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WIKIPEDIA COMMONS
Michael Faraday was an English scientist who created the first electric generator.

It was on this date in 1793, Eli Whitney applied for a patent for the cotton gin. And on this date in 1831, Michael Faraday demonstrated his "dynamo" invention, an electric generator.