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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 12, 2021

A glass negative by the National Photo Company showing the Lincoln Memorial circa 1929.
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A glass negative by the National Photo Company showing the Lincoln Memorial circa 1929.

It was on this date in 1874 that Albert Spaulding would open a sporting store in Chicago. The store would bear his name to this day. And it was on this date in 1914 that a dedication ceremony took place prior to the construction of the Lincoln Memorial.