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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 22, 2021

A picture of donuts on a tray.
CATS COMING
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PEXELS

It was on this date in 1847 that a Maine ship captain named Hanson Gregory invented the donut. And it was on this date in 1980 that Florida DJ, Jim King, began a world record rollercoaster ride that lasted seven days.