Mark's Almanac

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. Listen during Morning Edition and On Point.

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On this date in 1775, one of the most important wars in the history of this country began. 

On this date in 1906, a massive earthquake shook this California city. And in 1968, a famous bridge was sold to a United States oil company and incredibly rebuilt in Arizona!

On this date in 1964, one of the most iconic cars in history made its debut at the World's Fair in New York. And in 1997, a man by the name of John E. Bell made headlines.

On this date in 1940, Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller did something that has yet to be accomplished since. And in 1962, a legendary news anchor began his tenure on CBS.

This marks the day President Abraham Lincoln died. And in 1912, the most famous ship-sinking took place.