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.