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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 28, 2021

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It was on this date in 1895 that the first commercial film was released by the Lumiere brothers. And it was on this date in 1958 that "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" hit number 1 on the Billboard charts.