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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 November 12, 2020

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U.S. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
A view under the Eiffel Tower toward the Central Dome of the Exposition Universelle of 1889.

It was on this date in 1900, the Exposition Universelle in Paris closed. The most famous structure created for the exposition was the Eiffel Tower. And it was on this date in 1948, Japanese Prime Minister and general, Hideki Tojo was sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal.