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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 16, 2021

 A photo of Shirley Temple from 1938.
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A photo of Shirley Temple from 1938.

It was on this date in 1950 that the child actress, Shirley Temple, announced her retirement from films. And it was on this date in 1969 that the film Hello, Dolly! premiered in New York City.