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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 18, 2021

A picture of astronaut Sally Ride.
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Astronaut Sally Ride.

It was on this date in 1928 that Amelia Earhart flew across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger. And it was on this date in 1983 that Sally Ride became the first female American astronaut.