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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 5, 2021

A tornado on the ground.
RALPH W. LAMBRECHT
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It was on this date in 1643 that the first recorded tornado took place in Essex, MA. And it was on this date in 1937 that a new food was introduced that gained popularity in World War II - Spam.