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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 26, 2021

An American in Paris film poster from 1951.
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An American in Paris film poster from 1951.

It was on this date in 1791 that inventor John Fitch patented the first steamboat in the United States. And it was on this date in 1951 that the film, An American In Paris premiered.