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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 23, 2021

A still featuring James Stewart and Jean Arthur in the film, You Can't Take It with You.
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A still featuring James Stewart and Jean Arthur in the film, You Can't Take It with You.

It was on this day in 79 A.D. that Mount Vesuvius started to erupt. The eruption would lead to the devastation of the Roman city of Pompey. And it was on this date in 1938 that the movie You Can't Take It With You premiered. The film would be a commercial success and receive two Academy Awards.

A critical and commercial success, the film received two Academy Awards from seven nominations: Best Picture and Best Director for Frank Capra.