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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 25, 2021

 Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.
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Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.

It was on this date in 1935 that Ohio State junior, Jesse Owens competed in the 100-yard dash, the long jump, the 220 dash, and the 220 yard low hurdles and won each and was equal or set a new world record for all four events. And it was on this date in 1935 that Babe Ruth hit the last three home runs of his career.