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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 11, 2021

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A U.S. Army Group situation map from June 1944.

It was on this date in 1944 that some 300,000 Allied troops finally stood together as one in Western Europe during World War II. This occurring after the Allied landings in Normandy on June 6th. And it was on this date in 1964 that the Rolling Stones almost got arrested in Chicago.