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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 24, 2021

 A picture of Samuel F.B. Morse circa 1855.
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A picture of Samuel F.B. Morse circa 1855.

It was on this date in 1844 that Samuel F.B. Morse demonstrated the telegraph machine to the U.S. Congress. And it was on this date in 1969 that "Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies debuted.