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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 19, 2020.

A photo of Abraham Lincoln and crowd during his Gettysburg Address.
Mathew Brady
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
This photo shows the crowd gathered for the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Lincoln is visible facing the crowd, not wearing a hat, about an inch below the third flag from the left.

It was on this date in 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. And on this date in 1964, Kellogg's introduced the morning treat, Pop-Tarts.