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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 15, 2021

A photo of the senators encircle Caesar, a 19th-century interpretation of the assassination of Julius Caesar by Carl Theodor von Piloty.
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The senators encircle Caesar, a 19th-century interpretation of the assassination of Julius Caesar by Carl Theodor von Piloty.

It was on this date in 44 B.C. that Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by Brutus and several others from the Roman Senate. And it was on this date in 1892 that Jesse W. Reno received the first patent for the escalator.