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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 23, 2021

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Van Gogh's painting titled Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear.

It was on this date in 1888 that Vincent Van Gogh took a razor and slashed off his left earlobe. And it was on this date in 1938 that actress Margaret Hamilton received 2nd and 3rd-degree burns while playing the Wicked Witch of the West in MGM's film, The Wizard of Oz.