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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 24, 2020

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Suzi Jones
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
The invention of barbed wire helped to settle the American West.

It was on this date in 1874, Joseph Glidden received a patent for barbed wire. And on this date in 1947, the Hollywood Ten were found in contempt for their refusal to reveal whether they were communists to the House Un-American Activities Committee.