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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 9, 2021

A drawing of President Andrew Jackson as drawn by James B. Longacre.
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A drawing of President Andrew Jackson as drawn by James B. Longacre.

It was on this date in 1825, the House of Representatives elected Andrew Jackson as President of the United States. This after Jackson was the only candidate who earned a plurality of the electoral votes. And it was on this date in 1964, the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.