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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 6, 2021

A photo of the French portal of the Channel Tunnel near Coquelles, France.
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The French portal of the Channel Tunnel near Coquelles, France.

It was on this date in 1837 that John Deere revolutionalized the plow. And it was on this date in 1994 that Britain and Europe were linked by a tunnel under the English Channel.