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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 January 6, 2022

An engraved photo of U.S. President Franklin Pierce.
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An engraved photo of U.S. President Franklin Pierce.

It was on this date in 1853 that President-elect Franklin Pierce was involved in a trainwreck in Massachusetts. Sadly, his son was killed instantly. And it was on this date in 1931 that Thomas Edison submitted his last patent application - just two days before his death.