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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 October 11, 2021

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Chinese Nationalist forces prepare for an air raid on Communist bases.

It was on this date in 1945 that the Chinese Civil War started between communist and national fractions in the country. And it was on this date in 1975 that Saturday Night Live premiered.