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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 14, 2021

The Betsy Ross flag.
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The Betsy Ross flag.

It was on this date in 1777 that the Continental Congress approved the design of the national flag. Today, the date is known as Flag Day. And it was on this date in 1967 that the film To Sir, With Love was released.