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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 31, 2020

It was on this date in 1843, the abolishonist Liberty Party nominated James G. Birney for President. His candidacy likely cost the election for the Whigs leading to James K. Polk's winning of the Presidency in 1844. And on this date in 1895, the first pro football game took place between Latrobe and Jeanette, Pennsylvania teams.