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Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on this day in 1835

On November 30, 1835 Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri. The Story Behind the A.F. Bradley Photos Physical Culture magazine May 1919 by George Wharton James And now it becomes my pleasure to tell how the accompanying photographs of Mark Twain–never before seen by the public–were obtained. In the early days of Mark Twain’s…

Happy Birthday to Anti-Imperialist & Satirist Mark Twain

Happy Birthday to anti-imperialist Mark Twain – born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30, 1835.

As Twain told the New York Herald in October of 1900, after becoming more familiar with the Treaty of Paris and witnessing the U.S. war on the Philippines: “so I am an anti-imperialist. I am opposed to having the eagle put its talons on any other land.”