Samuel Clemens

First Publication
2:48 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

150th Anniversary for Mark Twain

Henry Sweets talks to a full house about the first publication as Mark Twain by Samuel Clemens.

Henry Sweets says Samuel Clemens officially became Mark Twain on either Feb. 2 or Feb. 3 of 1863.  That’s the first time an article by Clemens was published with the famous pen name.

Sweets, who is the curator for the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, MO, says pinpointing the exact day has grown more difficult over the years.

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