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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 10, 2021

A painting showing the siege and destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans.
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A painting titled The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans Under the Command of Titus, A.D. 70. This was a work by artist David Roberts.

It was on this date in the year 70 that Romans destroyed much of Jerusalem, including the Second Temple. And it was on this date in 1787 that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his Eine kleine Nachtmusik or Serenade No. 13 in G major.