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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

Alexander Blaikley
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.