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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 21, 2021

The movie poster for My Fair Lady.
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The movie poster for My Fair Lady.

It was on this date in 1960 that John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon sparred one last time in their presidential debates. And it was on this date in 1964 that the film version of the musical, My Fair Lady, premiered in New York.