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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 26, 2021

 A picture of Dred Scott circa 1857.
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A picture of Dred Scott circa 1857.

It was on this date in 1857 that Dred Scott was sold to his original owner who then freed him. And it was on this date in 1869 that the Senate voted to acquit President Andrew Johnson in his impeachment trial.