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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 16, 2020

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Mary Martin with children during production of the Broadway musical, "The Sound of Music."

On this date in 1801, the New York Evening Post debuted. The paper was put into motion by founding father, Alexander Hamilton. And it was on this date in 1959, the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music debuted.