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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 April 9, 2021

 A photo of Winston Churchill speaking to a crowd in London in 1949.
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Winston Churchill speaking to a crowd in London in 1949.

It was on this date in 1963 that former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill became the first foreign national to receive an honorary United States Citizenship. And it was on this date in 1983 that David Copperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear.