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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 12, 2021

Cedric Maxwell vs Magic Johnson NBA Finals
Los Angles Lakers Magic Johnson on the right in the 1985 NBA Finals.

It was on this date in 1492 that Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. And it was on this date in 1972 that Magic Johnson made his debut in the NBA.