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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 9, 2020

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Map of the Battle of Bull Run, 1861.

It was on this date in 1861, Congress created the joint committee on the conduct of the war. And it was on this date in 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas first appeared on CBS.