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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 9, 2021

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It was on this date in 1753 that the first steam engine arrived in the American colonies. Made by British engineer Jonathan Hornblower, the engine was used in a copper mine in Passaic, New Jersey. And it was on this date in 1776 that the Continental Congress formally declared that the new nation would be called The United States.