No close family anniversaries. Born in Florida, Missouri, on this date in 1835: American author and humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known by his pen name, Mark Twain. Author of American classics “Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn,” and thousands of pithy essays, editorials, etc. There are so many wonderful quotes out there, it’s hard to choose which to feature.
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Also, on this date in 1954, in Oak Grove, Alabama, 34-year-old Ann Elizabeth Hodges was taking an afternoon nap in her living room, when a meteorite fragment the size of a grapefruit crashed through her roof, ricocheted off a large console radio, and struck her, causing severe bruising but no other injuries. This was one of only three incidents in recorded history in which a person was struck by a falling meteorite.