On this date in 1884, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published.
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Mark Twain has no living decedents.
He received an honorary degree from Yale in 1902 and Oxford in 1907.
He was one of seven children.
He was 11 years sold when his father died of pneumonia.
Twain had four children.
He loved cats and wanted them around him all the time.
Twain was known for his stand against slavery.
He was a successful lecturer.
Mark Twain was a Freemason.
Twain was a redhead in his youth.
He died at age 74.