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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 11, 2021

A vinyl record of Puff, the Magic Dragon
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This is the cover art for the single "Puff, the Magic Dragon" by Peter, Paul, and Mary.

It was on this date in 1963 that "Puff, the Magic Dragon" by Peter, Paul, and Mary went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. And it was on this date in 1968 that "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris premiered.