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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 8, 2021

A picture of President Warren G. Harding circa 1919.
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A picture of President Warren G. Harding circa 1919.

It was on this date in 1922 that President Warren G. Harding decided to install the first radio in the White House. And it was on this date in 1960 that NBA great Bill Russell broke his own record by pulling down an incredible 51 rebounds during a Celtics game versus the Syracuse Nationals.