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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 25, 2021

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JANET REDICK
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It was on this date in the year 325 that the First Council of Nicaea concluded which established the doctrine of the holy trinity in Christianity. And it was on this date in 1829 that President Andrew Jackson offered to buy Texas from Mexico. Mexico subsequently declined. Texas would later break away from Mexico in the Texas Revolution and ultimately join the United States in 1845.