American novelist, journalist and humourist Mark Twain was born on this day, November 30, in the year 1835, in Florida.
He got international fame for his travel narratives and adventure stories of boyhood, such as ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ and ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.’
Mark Twain passed away on April 21, 1910, but is still widely loved today. His childhood home is open to the public as a museum in Hannibal.
The Calavaras County in California holds the Calavaras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee every third weekend in May. Walking tours are given in New York City of places Twain visited near his birthday every year.