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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 20, 2021

 Bob Hope in the 1940 film trailer for The Ghost Breakers.
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Bob Hope in the 1940 film trailer for The Ghost Breakers.

It was on this date in 1920 that Bob Hope officially became a U.S. citizen. His family emigrated from England and settled in Cleveland. And it was on this date in 1957 that Elvis Presley received a draft notice for a two-year stint in the U.S. Army.