In 1909, Mark Twain was quoted as 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.'"
That prediction by the famous American author, satirist and public speaker came true. Twain died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Conn., one day after the comet's closest approach to Earth.