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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 7, 2021

Mother's Day table display.
In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.

It was on this date in 1914 that U.S. President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation to celebrate America's mothers. And it was on this date in 1941 that Glenn Miller recorded one of the biggest swing songs of the era, "Chattanooga Choo Choo."