He is widely known as Mark Twain, the author of the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, two of the books I have read when I was a child. I was also able to watch the cartoon series in the local network way back. He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.
Cheers to his birthday today!