Today in history, Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born

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Mark Twain was born on November 30, 1835, one-hundred and seventy-five years ago today.

Samuel Clemens and Haleys Comet

Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was born 175 years ago today, on November 30, 1835.

In 1909, Mark Twain said,

"I came in with Haley's comet in 1835. It's coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. The Almighty has said no doubt, 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together."

Mark Twain and Haleys Comet

Coincidence or prophecy, avid readers of Twain's books, debate the issue of whether or not his 'time travel' ideas were pure fiction or predictions, in his novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, after foreseeing his own death coinciding with the return of Haley's Comet.

Mark Twain's Novels

A few of Mark Twain's novels include:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Prince and the Pauper
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Tom Sawyer, Detective
A Dog's Tale
A Horse's Tale
The Mysterious Stranger

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author avatar Denise O
1st Dec 2010 (#)

Very nice and interesting article.
Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar roryanne muldrake
1st Dec 2010 (#)

Thank you. I thought Samuel Clemens was an interesting character before. LOL

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