18th FEBRUARY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

February 18th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1885: Mark Twain published his famous, controversial novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on the 18th February 1885.  Mark Twain (pen name of Samuel Clemens) first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of his very successful novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Mark  Twain saw Huck’s story as a sequel to his earlier book, the new novel was more serious, focusing on the institution of slavery and other aspects of life in the antebellum South. | & see more about history on this day in the video…