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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

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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."