Mark's Almanac

On this date in 1683, a Dutch scientist became the first to report something around us constantly. And in 1862, the Battle of Sharpsburg went down in history.
 

On this date in 1920, a horse-drawn wagon exploded in this populated U.S. city. And in 1978, one of the most incredible natural disasters occurred.
 

On this date in 1940, during the early stages of World War I, Buckingham Palace was targeted an incredible number of times.
 

On this date in 1940, a collection of cave paintings discovered in a France cavern shed some light on the past. And in 1981, a new cartoon debuted in the United States.
 

On this date in 2001, the worst attack on U.S. soil took place.
 

On this date in 1945, a chicken defied the odds. And in 1953, Swansons released a new food that remains as popular as ever today. 
 

It was on this date in 1753, a new steam engine arrived in the United States. And in 1776, the Continental Congress declared a new name for the country.
 

On this date in 1916, the first true self-service grocery store was founded. And in 1995, Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. broke a baseball record thought unbreakable.
 

On this date in 1885, a new technology helped pave the way for how cars were fueled with gas. And in 1958, a color video recording made history.
 

On this date in 1894, one of the largest strikes took place in New York. And in 1951, viewers across the country had the opportunity to witness a revolutionary broadcast.
 

On this date in 1930, the fifth deadliest Atlantic hurricane left a path of destruction. And in 1967, a major event in Sweden occurred.
 

On this date in 1666, a fire so great ravaged an iconic city. And in 1902, a French film made history.
 

On this date in 1901, a product was patented that really "sucked." And in 1993, a milestone was celebrated at the Eiffel Tower.
 

On this date in 1896, a new dish inspired by a Chinese diplomat's visit to New York City turned out to be a tasty treat. And in 1966, the Beatles made their final appearance at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.
 

On this date in 1922, a first in radio would change the whole landscape moving forward. And in 1965, a new sandwich shop opened that remains as popular as ever today.
 

On this date in 1922, a first in radio would change the whole landscape moving forward. And in 1965, a new sandwich shop opened that remains as popular as ever today.
 

On this date in 1913, a Swedish engineer patented "the greatest thing to ever happen to pants." And in 1964, Disney unveiled what later would be considered one of the greatest films of all-time.
 

On this date in 1895, Niagara Falls' power was harnessed for the first time. And in 1980, a bomb discovered in a Lake Tahoe resort created a carnival-like atmosphere.
 

On this date in 1899, the first ship-to-shore wireless message was sent. And in 1904, a patent was granted to a product making it easier to get around in the snow.
 

On this date in 1865, William Shephard was issued a patent for a product we use daily. And in 2018, a 90,000-year-old bone fragment discovered raised eyebrows.
 

On this date in 1888, William Seward Burrows was issued four patents for this technological advancement. And in 1947, 2,500 people headed to Williamsport, PA for what has turned into an annual event.
 

On this date in 1866, President Andrew Johnson issued a major proclamation. And in 1920, the first radio station licensed by the federal government went on the air. 
 

On this date in 1839, a new process was released in Paris that revolutionized photography. And in 1909, the first race was held on a test track that would become home to one of the world's most famous car races.
 

This is an important date in the development of the modern rollercoaster. And a sad one in the history of baseball.  

Follow the yellow brick road to a movie classic that debuted on this date in 1939.  And in 1945, VJ-Day signaled the end of World War II.

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