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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 29, 2021

A drawing of Ludwig van Beethoven by artist Julius Schmid.
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A drawing of Ludwig van Beethoven by artist Julius Schmid.

It was on this date in 1795 that Ludwig van Beethoven made his public debut in Vienna performing his Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major. And it was on this date in 1827 that over 20,000 people attended Beethoven's funeral.