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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 26, 2021

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It was on this date in 1775 that the Second Continental Congress established the U.S. Postal Service. Benjamin Franklin was appointed its first Postmaster General. And it was on this date in 1990 that President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act into law.