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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 10, 2021

The Reitwagen was the first internal combustion motorcycle.
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The Reitwagen was the first internal combustion motorcycle.

It was on this date in 1885 that the first motorcycle was shown to the public. Gottlieb Daimler was the man who built it. And it was on this date in 1940 when Walt Disney became an informant for the Los Angeles office of the FBI.