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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 July 2, 2021

An engraving showing the assassination of President Garfield.
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An engraving showing the assassination of President Garfield.

It was on this date in 1881 that our 20th President, President James A. Garfield was shot by an assassin at a railroad station in Washington D.C. He would die 79 days later. And it was on this date in 1979 that the Susan B. Anthony dollar was issued.