When Mark Twain was born on November 30, 1835, Halley’s Comet was visible in the sky. In 1909, he joked, “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.’” When he died on April 21, 1910, Halley’s Comet was once again visible in the sky.
Friday Fun Facts: Mark Twain