When did Mark Twain almost die?
Answer: Before He Was Born
Okay, the answer is a bit misleading, but there’s some truth to it after you look at when Clemens was supposed to be born. Clemens’ due date was originally slated for late January 1836, however, he was born two months prematurely on November 30, 1835, in tiny Florida, Missouri. According to history.com he “remained sickly and frail until he was 7 years old” and judging by family history, it’s a miracle he survived even his early years. Clemens was the sixth of seven children, only three of whom survived to adulthood.