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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 December 3, 2021

 A photograph of Jefferson Davis.
THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
A photograph of Jefferson Davis.

It was on this date in 1868 that the trial for ex-Confederate President Jefferson Davis ended. And it was on this date in 1926 that Agatha Christie drove off in her car and was missing for 11 days. The case of her disappearance is still unsolved to this day.