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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 29, 2021

A photo of Confederate spy, Belle Boyd.
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A photo of Confederate spy, Belle Boyd.

It was on this date in 1864 that Belle Boyd was jailed for being a Confederate spy in the U.S. Civil War. And it was on this date in 1961 that Bob Dylan was injured in a car crash. Five years later, Dylan was injured in a motorcycle accident.