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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 14, 2020

A photo of the Jackson 5 performing.
The Jackson 5 in 1972 during a TV special. From left to right: Tito, Marlon, Michael, Jackie, and Jermaine Jackson.

It was on this date in 1969 that the world was introduced to another great musical group, the Jackson 5. The group appeared on Ed Sullivan Show, the same show that helped propel the Beatles five years earlier.