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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 24, 2021

A picture of a man working on telephone machinery circa 1925.
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A man working on telephone machinery circa 1925.

It was on this date in 1892 that the first long-distance phone call took place between the mayors of New York City and Chicago. And it was on this date in 1932 that the first radio broadcast from a moving train occurred.