The book " The Adventurers of Huckleberry Finn" was officially published on February 18 , 1885.http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/twain-publishes-the-adventures-of-huckleberry-finn
During the time of February 1885, "King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal colonial possession, US Congress condemns barbed wire around government grounds, and Washington's momunet was dedicated". (http://www.onthisday.com/events/date/1885)
Louis riel, Victor Hugo, Gaberiel Dumant, Washington, etc. were historical people during 1885.
Mark Twain's stories have commented on society, the government, and the world, because he had showed many people a new way to view life.