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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 18, 2021

 A glass negative of Frederick Douglass circa 1875.
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A glass negative of Frederick Douglass circa 1875.

It was on this date in 1877 that Frederick Douglas was appointed the U.S. Marshall of the District of Columbia by President Rutherford B. Hayes. And it was on this date in 1966 that the Scott Paper Company introduced clothing made out of paper.