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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 10, 2021

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Vidkun Quisling (left) in front of an honorary partnership of the paramilitary Hirden during the Nazi occupation of Norway.

It was on this date in 1945 that Vidkun Quisling, the Prime Minister of Norway, was sentenced to death for collaborating with the Nazis during the Second World War. And it was on this date in 1984 that Alex Trebek hosted his first episode of Jeopardy.