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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 18, 2020

A photo of Lucy dressed as Santa Claus from the I Love Lucy Christmas episode.
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The I Love Lucy Christmas episode had been lost for over thirty years until an executive at CBS Video found it in 1989.

It was on this date in 1958 that the world's first communications satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. And it was on this date in 1989 that the I Love Lucy Christmas episode aired. Previously, the episode had been lost at CBS Television for more than 30 years.