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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 23, 2021

A picture of Charles Bolton aka "Black Bart"
Charles Bolton aka "Black Bart"

It was on this date in 1878 that the notorious bank robber, Black Bart struck again. He robbed a Wells Fargo stagecoach in California. He left a handkerchief with initials at the scene of the crime that led to Charles Bolton. He was Black Bart and would serve a minimum prison term for his crime. And it was on this date in 1973 that President Nixon refused to turn over his recordings of White House conversations regarding the Watergate scandal.