Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (born November 30, 1835, Florida, Missouri, U.S.—died April 21, 1910, Redding, Connecticut), American humorist & Author. Very shortly before he was born Halley’s comet was its absolute closest to the earth. Mark Twain became one of America’s greatest authors who wrote which is greatly regarded as the “all-American” novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Mark Twain & the Halley’s comet connection, Mr. Twain had this to say about it:
“I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year (1910), and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: “Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.”– Mark Twain, a Biography
Reportedly he died the day after it passed April 21, 1910
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