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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 21, 2021

 The Ferris Wheel at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.
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The Ferris Wheel at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.

It was on this date in 1893 that the world got its first glimpse of a Ferris wheel. It was the centerpiece of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. And it was on this date in 1975 that a historic concert called MidSummer Music took place at Wembley Stadium. Elton John was the headliner.