Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Mark Twain, was born in Missouri on November 30, 1835, shortly after Halley's Comet passed the earth. He always said he'd "go out the same way."William Penn Adair Rogers, Will Rogers, was born in Oklahoma on November 4, 1879, to parents who were both of Cherokee ancestry. Rogers admitted his family didn't come over on the Mayflower, but claims they "met the boat."There are no records to indicate Twain and Rogers ever met, but they did share a connection to A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.Mark Twain's novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, was published in 1889. It was first produced as a silent movie in 1921 by Fox. Successful as a silent movie, Fox remade the movie in 1931 as a "talkie" starring Will Rogers as Hank Martin.Twain and Rogers both traveled extensively on lecture tours, and Rogers always began by explaining that "A humorist entertains, and a lecturer annoys." It is safe to say that neither man lectured.Twain died April 21, 1910, the day after Halley's Comet returned. He was 74.Rogers died in a plane crash on August 15, 1935, at the age of 55.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Mark Twain, was born in Missouri on November 30, 1835, shortly after Halley's Comet passed the earth. He always said he'd "go out the same way."William Penn Adair Rogers, Will Rogers, was born in Oklahoma on November 4, 1879, to parents who were both of Cherokee ancestry. Rogers admitted his family didn't come over on the Mayflower, but claims they "met the boat."There are no records to indicate Twain and Rogers ever met, but they did share a connection to A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

Mark Twain's novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, was published in 1889. It was first produced as a silent movie in 1921 by Fox. Successful as a silent movie, Fox remade the movie in 1931 as a "talkie" starring Will Rogers as Hank Martin.

Twain and Rogers both traveled extensively on lecture tours, and Rogers always began by explaining that "A humorist entertains, and a lecturer annoys." It is safe to say that neither man lectured.

Twain died April 21, 1910, the day after Halley's Comet returned. He was 74.

Rogers died in a plane crash on August 15, 1935, at the age of 55.