Tag: 1840s


Do you know what famous person was born on this day and died around the times Halley’s Comet was closest to the earth?

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in the city of Florida, Missouri, on November 30, 1835, two weeks after the closest approach to Earth of Halley’s Comet. He died April 21, 1910, one day after the comet’s closest approach to Earth. He was the son of Jane ( Lampton: 1803–1890), a native of Kentucky, and John Marshall Clemens […]