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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 15, 2021

A picture of Plennie L. Wingo with his wife and daughter, taken around 1919.
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Plennie L. Wingo with his wife and daughter, taken around 1919.

It was on this date in 1931 that Plennie L. Wingo started his trek to walk around the world backwards. His feat still holds the Guinness record holder for the "greatest extent of reverse pedestrianism." And on this date in 1955 that businessman Ray Kroc opened up a new fast food restaurant in Des Plaines, Ill - McDonald's.