Twain's Life and Works. Born prematurely at Florida, Missouri, November 30 to Judge John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens.
Halley's Comet was in the skies above. Family moved to Hannibal, Missouri, where Judge J.M. Clemens, Samuel's father, began to operate general store. Family moved into house known as Mark Twain Boyhood Home. Poverty forced family to move out of boyhood home; moved in with Dr. Judge Clemens died. Sam Clemens apprenticed to Joseph Ament of Missouri Courier newspaper.
Elder brother Orion returned to Hannibal in September, purchased Western Union newspaper, Sam began working for his brother. Sam edited Orion's newspaper while Orion was on trip. Sam left Hannibal in June to become a journeyman printer in St. Sam visited Washington, DC in February. Winter and spring in St. In Cincinnati, Ohio, as assistant in job printing shop. April became apprentice river pilot under Captain Horace Bixby of the Paul Jones. April 9 - became fully licensed pilot. Timeline at bottom. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author, essayist, lecturer and humorist who wrote a series of famous books including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Mark's first important work, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County was first published in the New York Saturday Press and became a bestseller within a short span of time. He also wrote a series of travelogues including the bestselling The Innocents Abroad- that came in 1869- and notable short stories such as Advice for Little Girls and The Celebrated Jumping Frogs of Calaveras County which earned him the worldwide fame and appreciation as a writer. Most of all, the author is known for his notable and insightful satires that gained him reverence from both critics as well as his contemporaries who call him the 'father of the English literature'. Childhood & Early Life Travels and Early Career Marriage & Family Mark Twain as a Writer Later Life Death.
Mark Twain Timeline of Important Dates. How It All Went Down Nov 30, 1835 Mark Twain Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens is born in Florida, Missouri, the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens.
Family Moves to Hannibal The Clemens family moves to Hannibal, Missouri, a riverbank town that is a frequent stop for steamboats traveling the Mississippi. Death of Twain's Father Samuel's father John Clemens dies, forcing the family into financial hardship. Twain Takes Work as Printer At the age of 15, Samuel leaves school and goes to work as a printer in Hannibal. Apprentice River Pilot Samuel Clemens begins a successful two-year apprenticeship to become a licensed river pilot. Jun 1858 Death of Twain's Brother Twain's youngest brother Henry is killed tragically at the age of 20 in an explosion on the steamboat Pennsylvania. Apr 1861 Civil War The Civil War breaks out. Twain Travels West Twain in California Twain travels to northern California, visiting Calavaras County before settling in San Francisco. Nov 18, 1865 "Jumping Frog" Published. University of California Press. Civil War Facts. Léalo en Español » Many elements of Civil War scholarship are still hotly debated.
The facts on this page are based on the soundest information available. Q. When was the Civil War fought? The war began when the Confederates bombarded Union soldiers at Fort Sumter, South Carolina on April 12, 1861. The bombardment of Fort Sumter (Library of Congress) Q. The Civil War was fought in thousands of different places, from southern Pennsylvania to Texas; from New Mexico to the Florida coast. Battles of the Civil War | Civil War Navies Q.
At the beginning of the war the Northern states had a combined population of 22 million people. Q. Approximately 620,000 soldiers died from combat, accident, starvation, and disease during the Civil War. Q. Roughly 1,264,000 American soldiers have died in the nation's wars--620,000 in the Civil War and 644,000 in all other conflicts. Q. The Northern armies were victorious, and the rebellious states returned to the Union. Mark Twain. TIMELINE GAME. Mark Twain: Chronology. LEVEL 2 - STARTED WRITING IN....