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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 13, 2020

Picture of Rome
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Rome by S. Rawle.

It was on this date in 54 that Roman Emperor Claudius died from poisoning. And it was on this date in 1943, the new leader of Italy, General Pietro Badoglio gave full cooperation of Italian troops to the Allies in capturing Rome from the Germans.