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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 August 3, 2021

 A photo of the outside of the original Cavern Club.
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A photo of the outside of the original Cavern Club.

It was on this day in 1492 that Christopher Columbus began his journey that would lead to European discovery of the New World. And it was on this date in 1963 that the Beatles gave their last performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.