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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 16, 2021

A photograph of Joseph Lister circa 1902.
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A photograph of Joseph Lister circa 1902.

It was on this date in 1867 that Joseph Lister published his first article outlying the discovery of antiseptic surgery. And it was on this date in 1935 that Adolf Hitler openly ordered German rearmament, in defiance of the Treaty of Versailles' agreed-to terms.