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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 August 7, 2020

It was on this date in 1782, George Washington made the Badge of Military Merit - the decoration for American soldiers that would later become the Purple Heart. And on this date in 1912, the newly-created Progressive "Bull Moose" party nominated Theodore Roosevelt for president.