7 Interesting Facts About Mark Twain

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7 Interesting Facts about Mark Twain:

1. His real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

2. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, but was an adamant supporter of abolition and emancipation.

3. He obtained a Mississippi River Boat Pilot’s License in 1859.

4. He loved science and technology, and spent a good deal of time in the laboratory of his friend, the famous scientist, Nikola Tesla.

5. This classic American humorist suffered greatly from depression.

6. He was awarded a Doctor of Letters degree by Oxford University.

7. He has no living direct descendants.
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