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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 14, 2021

Pictured is U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt with U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Casablanca.
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U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt with U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Casablanca. Both are seated.

It was on this date in 1943 that Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. president to travel on official business via airplane. He headed to Casablanca, Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill. And it was on this date in 1952 that the Today Show first aired on NBC from New York City.