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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 17, 2021

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It was on this date in 1835 that Solymon Merrick of Springfield, Massachusetts patented the first wrench. And it was on this date in 1979 that Monty Python's The Life of Brian debuted.