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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 30, 2018

On this date in 1873 the "Greatest Show on Earth" made its debut in New York City. And, in 1888 a common writing utensil was first created. What was it? Find out on today's installment of Mark's Almanac.