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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 17, 2020

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PARAMOUNT PICTURES
Duck Soup was the last Marx Brothers film to feature to be released by Paramount Pictures.

It was on this date in 1884, the New York State Supreme Court ruled that John L. Sullivan had not been involved in an illegal prize fight. And it was on this date in 1933 that the Marx Brothers debuted their movie, Duck Soup.