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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 19, 2021

Pictured are Laura (Mary Tyler Moore), Rob (Dick Van Dyke) and Ritchie Petrie (Larry Mathews) for circa 1963.
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Pictured are Laura (Mary Tyler Moore), Rob (Dick Van Dyke) and Ritchie Petrie (Larry Mathews) for circa 1963.

It was on this date in 1961 that the Dick Van Dyke show started filming for CBS television. The show, which became a huge hit, was the last series to be filmed in black and white.