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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 25, 2021

 A picture of a horse-drawn fire engine on its way to the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire.
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A horse-drawn fire engine on its way to the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire.

It was on this date in 1911 that the Triangle Shirtwaist Company sweatshop in New York City caught on fire. The exits were locked or blocked which lead to the death of 146 workers. The fire lead to the enactment of worker protection and fire safety laws.