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Fun Facts about Mark Twain

WEB-120-01E
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Julian Paul

on 9 September 2012

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WEB-120-01E Julian Paul Fun Facts About Mark Twain Most people know his real name of Samuel Clemens did you know his middle name was Langhorne Mark Twain Born Nov. 30, 1835 as
Haley's comet was in the sky. Died April 21, 1910 the day
before Haley's comet returned Twain published 30 books over the course of his career Huckleberry Finn, according to the American Library Association (ALA), is one of the most frequent targets for removal from public libraries. The book dropped off the ALA's top 10 challenged books list in 2008. Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is considered to be one of the first science fiction books ever published. Twain had a keen interest in science and technology and was a close friend of Dr. Nikola Tesla. On the Mississippi River, 'mark twain' meant 'two fathoms deep.'
This is where he claims to have picked his writing name. The most recent claim is that "mark twain" refers to a running bar tab that Twain would regularly incur while drinking at John Piper's saloon in Virginia City, Nevada. Citations:
http://www.life123.com/arts-culture/american-authors/mark-twain/interesting-facts-about-mark-twain.shtml
http://www.jinxiboo.com/blog/2009/10/27/mark-twain-interesting-facts-quotes-more.html
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twain
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