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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 February 2, 2021

A portrait of Arthur St. Clair painted by artist Charles Willson Peale.
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A portrait of Arthur St. Clair painted by artist Charles Willson Peale.

It was on this date in 1349 that the Black Death was thought to be at its peak in London. And it was on this date in 1787 that that Arthur St. Clair became the seventh President of the Confederation Congress.