I saw an article earlier today about Sam Clemens — pen name “Mark Twain.” Did you know he was born two weeks after Halley’s Comet’s closest approach to Earth? In 1909, he predicted his death saying,
“I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.”
He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut, one day after the comet’s closest approach to Earth.
He also had a dream that his brother, Henry, would die. One month after the dream, Henry died when the steamboat he was working on exploded.