Fun Fact of the Day: Trivial Pursuit was conceived on December 15, 1979 by Chris Haney and Scott Abbott. Haney was a picture editor at the Montreal Gazette, and Abbott was a sports journalist for The Canadian Press. The friends were playing a game of Scrabble and drinking beer when they decided to invent their own game.
On this Day in History in 141: 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
On this Day in History in 1345: Saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction: thought “cause of plague epidemic”
On this Day in History in 1964: ESRO established, European Space Research Organization.
On this Day in History in 1979: Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center.