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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 11, 2021

 A picture of Major William Mitchell standing in a French trench near Verdun during World War I.
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A picture of Major William Mitchell standing in a French trench near Verdun during World War I.

It was on this date in 1918 that the Armistice was signed by the Allies and Germany, bringing an end to World War I. And it was on this date in 1940 that Willis unveiled its general-purpose vehicle, later known as a Jeep.