© 2021 WKSU
Public Radio News for Northeast Ohio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
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 2, 2021

A map of the Ohio Country in gold with modern-day state boundaries in black.
DECUMANUS
/
WIKIPEDIA
A map of the Ohio Country in gold with modern-day state boundaries in black.

It was on this date in 1749 that the Ohio Trade Company built its first trading post to trade with Native Americans in Ohio. And it was on this date in 1983 that President Ronald Reagen signed a federal bill making the third Monday in January Martin Luther King Jr. Day.