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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 18, 2022

The cover art for Pink Floyd's 1979 album, The Wall.
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The cover art for Pink Floyd's 1979 album, The Wall.

It was on this date in 1943 when Soviet forces pushed the Nazis back, thus ending the siege of Leningrad. And it was on this date in 1980 that Pink Floyd's rock opera album, The Wall, hit number one on the Billboard charts.