For amateur historians and trivia collectors everywhere

Location: Masterton, New Zealand

I survived school history despite the best efforts of the education system to bore me to death. Many years later, I discovered Treaties, dates, the movement of nations, are mere context. The fascination is in the details.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

This day in 1835 was the birthday of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain - he of the ready wit, tall tales and homespun moustache. Ol' Sam left us some immortal characters and a cottage industry of quotation compilations.


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