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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 September 2, 2021

The painting known as The Great Fire of London.
THE MUSEUM OF LONDON
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It was on this date in 1666 that the Great Fire of London started. The fire destroyed 80% of what existed of the city. And it was on this day in 1902 that a French film made history. It was the first-ever sci-fi film known as A Trip to the Moon.