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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 22, 2021

 The letter that German Commanders sent to Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, asking for the surrender of U.S. units near Bastogne.
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The letter that German Commanders sent to Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, asking for the surrender of U.S. units near Bastogne.

It was on this date in 1944 that during the Battle of the Bulge, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe sent a reply of "Nuts!" to the German Commanders who had asked for his surrender. And it was on this date in 1967 that the movie, The Graduate premiered.