Mark Twain's life

Events

Mark Twain's Birthdate

November 30, 1835

Born in Florida, Missouri.

Mark Twain Moves

1839

In 1839 he moved to his childhood hometown of Hannibal Missouri.

Death of Father

1847

Twain's father dies in 1847.

Twain starts working as a printers apprentice

1851

Apprentice River pilot

1857

He begins to be trained to be a certified riverboat captain.

Death of Twain's brother Henry

June 1858

Twain fights in Civil War

April 1861

Twain travels west

1862

He works as a miner for some time before becoming the publisher of the local newspaper.