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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 26, 2021

A picture of the resulting flood damage from the Buffalo Creek flood in West Virginia.
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The resulting flood damage from the Buffalo Creek flood in West Virginia.

It was on this date in 1972 that the Buffalo Creek flood occurred in West Virginia. The Pittston Coal Company dam broke, cascading wastewater down into mining towns below. And it was on this date in 1976 that a live kidney transplant occurred on NBC's Today Show.