Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Happy Birthday Mark Twain
Both books were inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, a town on the Mississippi River, where the author grew up and started his writing voyage in the local newspaper, The Hannibal Journal.
Twain was born during a visit by Halley's Comet and correctly predicted that he would "go out with it". The writer died of a heart attack on April 21st, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut, one day after the comet's closest approach to Earth.