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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 October 16, 2018

The Tremont House hotel in Boston became the first modern hotel in the United States to feature this modern amenity for the first time ever on this date in 1829. What was it? And the Cuban Missile crisis began in 1962. What made President Kennedy confer with top military aides to discuss potential military options? Find out on Mark’s Almanac for October 16th.