Mark's Almanac

Mark Pennell sits at the helm of his time machine.
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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 1854, a tragic shipwreck occurred. What was it, and how did it happen? Also, a Disney movie made its debut on this date in 1940. And as a bonus, in 1946 an airplane flew over Western Massachutsetts and created a weather event. Find out what it was during today's installment of Mark's Almanac!

On this date in 1920, a major milestone occurred in Major League Baseball; and in 1933, something of legendary status was spotted in Scotland. Find out what it was during this edition of Mark's Almanac.
 

On this date in 1913 a major storm hit the Great Lakes, and in 1939 Greta Garbo starred in a film. What was it? Find out during today's installment of Mark's Almanac.
 

On this date in 1789, a man by the name of Elijah Craig helped pave the way for future cocktail-making. And, in 1917 an advertisement received nearly 7600 applicants. Find out why it was so significant during today's installment of Mark's Almanac.
 

It was on this day in 1910 that an event occurred that would make delivering mail easier down the road. What was it? And 1933, the voters of Pennsylvania overturned something called "the blue law". Find out why that was so significant during today's Mark's Almanac.
 

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