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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 27, 2021

A photograph of actress Mae West.
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A photograph of actress Mae West.

It was on this date in 1937 that Mae West performed an Adam and Eve skit on NBC that put her in hot water. And it was on this date in 1974 that Ohio State's Archie Griffin received his first Heisman Trophy award.