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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 18, 2020

A photograph of Susan B. Anthony
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
A photomechanical print of Susan B. Anthony circa 1897.

It was on this date in 1872 in Rochester, NY that suffragette Susan B. Anthony was charged with illegally voting. And on this date in 1963, the Bell system introduced the first electronic push button telephone.