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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 22, 2021

A picture of the Columbia Records logo.
COLUMBIA RECORDS
Pictured is the Columbia Records logo. Columbia is the oldest surviving brand name in the recorded sound business.

It was on this date in 1889 that Columbia Records was founded. The company is still in existence today as a subsidiary of Sony.