What astronomical event coincided with the birth of Mark Twain?

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a. Halley's Comet

Twain was born on Nov. 30, 1838.

He seemed to have a sense that his life was tied to Halley's Comet.  He was quoted as saying that he came into the world with it and expected to go out with it, too.

In 1910, his prediction came true.  Twain died one day after the Comet passed by earth.

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