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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 28, 2021

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It was on this date in 1904 at the World's Fair where the St. Louis Police Department introduced fingerprinting to the world. And it was on this date in 1965 that the Gateway Arch was finished in St. Louis. It was erected to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase.