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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 30, 2021

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RAFAEL JUAREZ
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It was on this date in 1846 that Boston pre-med dental student, William Morten became the first to use ether to anesthetize a patient. And it was on this date in 1991 that The Jerry Springer Show debuted on television.