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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 28, 2021

A picture of a hamburger.

It was on this date in 1900 that the hamburger was born. It was a creation that Louis Lassen came up with in his lunch cart. And it was on this date in 1914 that vaudeville performer Arthur Carrington created the foxtrot dance. He named it after his stage name, Harry Fox.