Mark Twain on this day….


June 2, 1897


A rumor that Mark Twain had died is quashed with the publication in the New York Journal. Employing the type of quip that earned the American writer lasting fame, Twain responds to the rumor succinctly: “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” Twain (whose real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens) would go on to live another 13 years.

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