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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 23, 2021

A picture of a copy of the Gutenberg Bible.
Mark Pellegrini
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
A picture of a copy of the Gutenberg Bible. It is now owned by the U.S. Library of Congress.

It was on this date in 1455 that Johannes Gutenberg was thought to have printed the first bible on a movable-type printing press. And it was on this date in 1847 that American forces won the Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican-American War.