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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 November 1, 2021

A picture of the Mackinac Bridge.
The Mackinac Bridge over the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan.

It was on this date in 1957 that the Mackinac Bridge opened to traffic. The bridge connected Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. And it was on this date in 1982 that the first Honda Accord rolled off the assembly plant in Marysville, Ohio.