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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 24, 2020

It was on this date in 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted leading to the death of 15,000. Also on this date in 1857, a stock market panic lead to one of the most severe economic crisises in the U.S.