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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 14, 2021

A photo of the box at Ford's Theatre where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
CAROL M. HIGHSMITH
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
A photo of the box at Ford's Theatre where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

It was on this date in 1865 that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. And it was on this date in 1912 that the Titanic sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after a collision with an iceberg.