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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 17, 2021

 The program cover for the game between the Jets and Raiders, later known as the "Heidi Game."
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The program cover for the game between the Jets and Raiders, later known as the "Heidi Game."

It was on this date in 1862 that the Fredericksburg Campaign began in the U.S. Civil War. And it was on this date in 1968 that NBC-TV cut off the last 65 seconds of a Raiders-Jets NFL game to air the television film Heidi. The event caused many viewers to miss the Raiders' comeback and complaints poured into NBC.