jfitzpatrick — 2013-11-18T13:40:02-05:00 — #1
nsdcars5 — 2013-11-19T06:31:53-05:00 — #2
Me knew that. ^_^
Less than a week before my birth, Wikipedia went online. Now if the site shuts down... (gulp)
But seriously, Twain was a nice writer. I liked the original Tom Sawyer (even if I was on Google half the time searching meanings of words).
straspey — 2013-11-19T10:09:15-05:00 — #3
Mark Twain was born during one of the sightings of Haley's Comet - an event which occurs once every seventy-five years - in 1835.
In 1909, he made his legendary quote:
""I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, 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."
He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut, one day after the comet's closest approach to Earth.
jackrock — 2013-11-19T10:24:10-05:00 — #4
I knew this one, but it's usually mis-told as being on the exact days of the sightings the comet for both birth and death.
ringhalg — 2013-11-22T01:48:36-05:00 — #5
Why was it called Haley's Comet ?
jfitzpatrick — 2013-11-28T13:40:10-05:00 — #6
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