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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 2, 2020

The filed U.S. patent for the safety razor.

It was on this date in 1901 that American businessman, King C. Gillette began selling the first safety razors. And on this date in 2001, the Enron Corporation filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.