239 BC – 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet. Natives think the world is ending; proved wrong once again.


F CAR

1867 – US purchases Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 paying 2 cents/acre. The Russians become the laughing stock of the real esate world. 118 years later, the Russians get even by producing uber-boxer Ivan Drago who kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition boxing match. Rocky Balboa vows revenge. No one born after 1990 gets this reference.

B PAL

1953 – Einstein announces revised unified field theory. Most people were content with the original unified field theory, but Einstein wants to be “that guy” who is always changing things.

530 PAR

1962 - MC Hammer is born. Nearly 30 years later, Mr. Brough becomes 2 Legit 2 Quit.

782.421 WAT

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