Fun Fact of the Day: Jeopardy! has won more awards than any other game show in the U.S. The show has taken home 30 Emmys and a Peabody Award.
On this Day in History in 239 B.C.E.: 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
On this Day in History in 1964: “Jeopardy” debuted on NBC-TV.
On this Day in History in 1867: US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre – Seward’s Folly).