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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 26, 2021

 A map of St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana (in red).
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A map of St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana (in red).

It was on this date in 1868 that freedmen were pulled from their homes and murdered in St. Bernard, Louisiana. The event happened prior to the 1868 presidential election. And it was on this date in 1954 that Chevrolet introduced its new V8 engine.