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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 20, 2020.

Pictured is Hermann Goering (top left) with other accused Nazi officials during the post-war Nuremburg Trials.

It was on this date in 1945, the first of thirteen Nuremberg trials began. The military tribunals centered on Nazi crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. The most famous case was that of Hermann Goering, the former head of the Luftwaffe.