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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 June 1, 2021

A picture of a horse.
WIM DE GRAAF
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PIXABAY
Evidence of domesticated horses first appeared 4,000 years ago.

It was on this date 4,000 years ago in central Ukraine that the first evidence of domesticated horses appeared. And it was on this date in 1494 that the first batch of scotch whiskey was made.