The Great Samuel Clemens Died on This Day or was it Mark Twain?
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
GENIUS MARK TWAIN, who died on this day back in 1910. He was 74.
~He Also Left Us This Wonderful Wisdom~
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt."
"When in doubt, tell the truth."
"Always do right. That will gratify some of the people, and astonish the rest."
Find out what else happened on this day.
1836 - An army of Texans led by SAM HOUSTON defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, assuring Texas independence!
1898 - Bill Duggleby of the Philadelphia Phillies hit a GRAND SLAM in his first major league at bat. He's one of only three players to ever do that.
1913 - Swedish engineer Gideon Sunback patented the ZIPPER!
1918 - Baron Manfred Von Richthofen, better known as the "RED BARON", was shot down. He made a perfect landing with a bullet in his chest then died in his plane. He shot down over 80 enemy planes during the First World War.
1974 - DOLLY PARTON and PORTER WAGONER announced they would no longer be performing together.
1976 - ERIC CARMEN entered the pop chart with his first and biggest solo smash, "ALL BY MYSELF"! It peaked at #2!
1980 - At the BOSTON MARATHON, Rosie Ruiz was the first woman to cross the finish line, but for some reason, she was DISQUALIFIED just because she jumped into the race in the last mile!