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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 13, 2021

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A bust of Tiberius at the Musée Saint-Raymond in Toulouse.

It was on this date in 54 that Tiberius Caesar Augustus died from being poisoned. And it was on this date in 1943 that General Pietro Badoglio gave full cooperation of Italian troops to Allied forces in recapturing Rome.