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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 8, 2021


It was on this date in 1776 that the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia rang, signaling a major announcement would be made. It would be for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. And it was on this date in 1947 that a press release from the Roswell Army Airfield in Roswell, NM reported a flying disc being discovered. It was later reported that the disc was in fact, a weather balloon.