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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 7, 2021

A picture showing the modern city skyline of Boston.
The city of Boston.

It was on this day in 1630 that the city of Boston, Massachusetts was founded. And it was on this date in 1979, that the ESPN network made its television debut. More than 30,000 viewers watched the show opening.