Samuel L. Clemens is born in Florida Missouri to his parents John Marshall Clemens and Jane Clemens.
Samuel and his family move to Hannibal Missouri when he is just four years old.
Between the ages of seven and twelve Samuel L. Clemens would spend his summers at his uncle Johns farm. Interestingly, it was here that gave him inspiration for some of the characters and settings for his books.
Samuel's father dies when he was only eleven years old.
Samuel L. Clemens starts calling himself Mark Twain while working for a news paper company.
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in the Ford's Theater in Washington DC.
Mark Twain meets General Ulysses S. Grant
Mark Twain publishes his first book, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches."
Mark Twain marries his wife Olivia Langdon.
Mark Twain's first and only son Langdon Clemens is born.
Mark Twain's first daughter, Susy is born
Langdon Clemens dies before his second birthday.
Mark Twain's second daughter, Clara Clemens is born.
Mark Twain publishes one of his more popular books, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."
Mark Twain's third daughter Jean Clemens was born.
Mark Twain publishes his book "The Prince in the Pauper."
Mark Twain publishes what is probably his most famous book, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
Mark Twain publishes "Connecticut Yankee in King Arther's Court"
Mark Twain meets the famous blind and deaf Helen Keller.
Mark Twain's eldest daughter dies of spinal meningitis at the age of twenty four.
Mark Twain moves his family to Florence, Italy to improve his wife's deteriorating health.
Mark Twain's wife, Olivia Langdon dies.
Mark Twain dies of angina.