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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 January 8, 2021

Elvis signing autographs in Minneapolis in 1956.

It was on this date in 1956 that Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" went to number one on the music charts. The record stayed at number one for 11 weeks. And it was on this date in 1966 that The Beatles album, Rubber Soul rocketed to number one and stayed there for 6 weeks.