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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 13, 2021

A promotional copy of Chubby Checker's hit, "The Twist."

It was on this date in 1962 that Chubby Checker's song "The Twist" rose to the number one slot and started a dance craze of the same name. And it was on this date in 1992 that Cleveland began excavation on Jacob's Field, today known as Progressive Field.