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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 3, 2021

A hurricane hitting a coastline.
DAVID MARK
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It was on this date in 1930 that the fifth deadliest Atlantic hurricane occurred in the Dominican Republic. It was a category four hurricane when it hit the capital city of Santa Domingo. The Red Cross estimated that 2,000 people died. And it was on this date in 1967 in Sweden when traffic was switched from driving on the left side of the road to the right.