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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 14, 2021

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U.S. Airforce test pilot Chuck Yeager with his Bell X-1 jet.

It was on this date in 1947 that U.S. Airforce Captain Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. And it was on this date in 1964 that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with non-violent resistance against racial prejudice.