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Mark Twain Near Death

April 20, 2010 |  1:27 am

 April 20, 1910, Mark Twain

April 20, 1910: Samuel Clemens "has been perfectly conscious and in possession of all his faculties throughout his illness and, weak though he is, frequent flashes of the characteristic wit that made him a unique figure when in health, appear in his conversations with his physicians and nurses,” The Times says. 

On the jump, the police surgeon discusses the problems of jailing alcoholics.


April 20, 1910, Alcoholic Prisoners