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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 December 1, 2020

Photograph shows three men riding the skeleton of an automobile coming off the line with the rear wheels running on a revolving steel drum.
Model T's coming off the assembly line at the Highland Park Ford plant in Michigan.

It was on this date in 1913 that the Good Gulf gasoline station became the world's first drive-in gas station. A marker now stands at its original location in Pittsburgh, PA. And it was on this date also in 1913, Henry Ford initiated the first moving assembly line.