Mark Twain died. Twain was born Samuel Longhorne Clemens in Florida on 30th November 1835 and died aged 74. Twain is best known for his Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn series of books but he in fact wrote many more (some under other aliases such as Josh).
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Mark Twain had an asteroid named after him. The asteroid is called 2362 Mark Twain and was discovered on September 24th 1976.