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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 28, 2020

Photo of a greater sage-grouse.
Tom Koerner/USFWS
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U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
A photo of the greater sage-grouse. Its habitat is under threat and the bird has been under consideration as a candidate under the Endangered Species Act.

It was on this date in 1904, the first daily wireless weather forecast was published in a London newspaper. And it was on this date in 1973 when President Nixon signed into law, the Endangered Species Act.