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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 May 5, 2021

 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

It was on this date in 1865 that the first-ever train robbery in the United States took place. The robbers held up 100 passengers on a train 18 miles west of Cincinnati. And it was on this date in 1986 that it was announced that Cleveland would be the site of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.