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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 15, 2021

A picture of the Magna Carta.
THE BRITISH LIBRARY
The Magna Carta.

It was on this date in 1215 that the Magna Carta was agreed to by King John of England which established the principle that everyone is subject to the law and guaranteed rights to individuals. And it was on this date in 1864 that Arlington became a national cemetery.