Mark Twain and Halley's Comet.
To the Editor of The New York Times:
I wish to draw your attention to a peculiar coincidence.
Mark Twain, born Nov. 30, 1835.
Last perihelion of Halley's comet, Nov. 10, 1835.
Mark Twain died, April 21, 1910.
Perihelion of Halley's comet, April 20, 1910.
It so appears that the lifetime of the great humorist was nearly identical (the difference being exactly fifteen days) with the last long "year" of the great comet.
Westchester, N. Y., April 22, 1910
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