Mark's Almanac

On this date in 1819, a major land transaction took place in the United States. And 1959, the Daytona 500 made its debut with a race that had a legendary finish.

On this date in 1885 that one of the most well-known monuments in the world was officially dedicated. And in 1947, Polaroid made a technological advancement.

On this date in 1872 one of the most well-known art museums opened its doors to the public in New York City. And in 1937, a flying automobile took to the skies.

On this day in 1913, a prize inserted inside a snack fast become a popular treat at ballparks across America. And in 1945 during World War II, a five-week battle began. 

On this date in 1930, a cow named "Elm Farm Ollie" made incredible history in St. Louis. And in 1939 an iconic celebration was held in San Francisco.