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In 1865 the commissioned Mark Twain to report on a

[…] had his fill when a competing newspaper reported of his ill health and loss of mental clarity. “ June 2, 1897, beneath the headline, ‘Mark Twain Amused,’ the Journal skewered the story and […]Lining up Twain to cover the Jubilee was emblematic of Hearst’s inclination to spend lavishly to recruit big-name talent, if only for spot assignments.

Mr. Paine said to-night that Mark Twain had put his affairs in perfect order and that he died well off, though by no means a rich man. He leaves a considerable number of manuscripts, in all stages of incompleteness and of all characters, many of them begun years ago and put aside as unsatisfactory. Wife of Oil King Goes to Pocantico Hills After Long Illness

Twain didn’t much like it, either. In , he likened Hearstian to “that calamity of calamities.”

…limited edition of Washington Irving’s (1905), which made him known in America as well. In 1908 Rackham was made a full member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any are needed.

On this day in 1942, Major General Edward P. King Jr. surrenders at Bataan, Philippines–against General Douglas MacArthur’s orders–and 78,000 troops (66,000 Filipinos and 12,000 Americans), the largest contingent of U.S. soldiers ever to surrender, are taken captive by the Japanese. The were at once led 55 miles from Mariveles,...

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