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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 15, 2021

A picture of the John Bull steam locomotive.
The John Bull.

It was on this date in 1831 that the first successful steam railroad locomotive in America started service - it was the John Bull. And it was on this date in 1965 that the television show Lost in Space premiered on CBS.