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Mark Twain
(1835 - 1910)

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1835 Born Samual Langhorne Clemens on 30 November in Florida, Missouri
1839 Family moves to Hannibal, Missouri
1847 Father dies
1848 Apprenticed to Joseph Ament of Missouri Courier newspaper
1853 Works as a journeyman printer in St. Louis, New York and Philadelphia
1857 Apprentices as river boat pilot
1861 Civil War breaks out, serves two weeks with Confederate Marion Rangers
1861 Travels the West until 1867, reporting and writing for newspapers and magazines
1866 Travels to Hawaii, reports on shipwreck of the Hornet
1867 Travels as correspondent to Europe and the Holy Land
1868 Lectures across the United States
1869 The Innocents Abroad published
1870 Marries Olivia Langdon
1871 Moves to the Hartford, Conn.
1872 Roughing It published
1873 The Gilded Age published, invents and patents Mark Twain’s Self-Pasting Scrapbook
1876 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer published
1880 A Tramp Abroad published
1882 The Prince and the Pauper published
1883 Life on the Mississippi published
1885 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant published
1889 Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court published
1891 Moves to Europe because of financial difficulties
1892 Extracts from Adam's Diary published
1894 Pudd'nhead Wilson published
1894 Bankruptcy
1895 Worldwide lecture tour undertaken to improve finances
1896 Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc published
1896 What is Man, published anonymously
1900 The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories published, in England to argue copyright law before House of Lords
1901 Honorary doctorate degree from Yale University
1902 Honorary Doctorate Degree from University of Missouri
1904 Wife dies
1905 Extracts from Eve's Diary published
1907 Honorary degree from Oxford University
1910 Dies 21 April
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