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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 16, 2021

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A Piper Saratoga single-engine aircraft. This was a similar plane to the one JFK jr. was piloting when the crash occurred.

It was on this date in 1999 that John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, and her sister were killed when their single-engine plane that he was piloting, crashed into the ocean eight miles from Martha's Vineyard. And it was on this date in 2004 that Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison for conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and lying to federal investigators.