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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 3, 2021

A poster from the 1978 film Grease.
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A poster from the 1978 film Grease.

It was on this date in 1913 that Mary Phelps Jacob received a patent for the modern brassiere. And it was on this date in 2019 that Olivia Newton-John's outfit from Grease was auctioned off for more than $400 million.