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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 13, 2020

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CITY OF CLEVELAND
Mayor Carl Stokes gives a tour for the press after the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire. He served as the Mayor of Cleveland from 1967 to 1971.

It was on this date in 1895, the first shipment of canned pineapples arrived from Hawaii. And on this date in 1967, Carl Stokes was sworn in as the first Black mayor of an American city. That city was Cleveland, Ohio.