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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 16, 2021

The aftermath of a bombing in the Wall Street financial district in New York on September 16, 1920.
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The aftermath of a bombing on Wall Street in New York on September 16, 1920.

It was on this date in 1920 that a wagon blew up on Wall Street in New York. It is thought that anarchists were responsible for the explosion. And it was on this date in 1950 when the Cleveland Browns, formerly of the All-America Football Conference, handily defeated the defending NFL champions, the Philadelphia Eagles.