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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 7,2022

A photograph of Paul Brown, Head Coach of the Cleveland Browns.
A photograph of Paul Brown, Head Coach of the Cleveland Browns until 1963.

It was on this date in 1608 that the Jamestown Settlement was all but destroyed by fire. And it was on this date in 1963 that the owner of the Cleveland Browns, Art Modell fired Browns Head Coach and namesake of the team, Paul Brown.