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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 March 8, 2021.

A glass negative with Babe Ruth at bat circa 1921
Babe Ruth at bat circa 1921.

It was on this date in 1930 that Babe Ruth made headlines by signing a massive contract with the New York Yankees. And it was on this date in 1962 that The Beatles made their television debut on the BBC in the U.K.