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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 18, 2021

A photograph of Susan B. Anthony.
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A photograph of Susan B. Anthony.

It was on this date in 1872 that Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in the 1872 Presidential Election. It was illegal for women to vote at that time. It would take almost another 50 years for women to get the right to vote in the U.S. And it was on this date in 1963 that the push-button telephone was introduced.