Is it just a coincidence, or do we finally have evidence that history does truly repeat itself?
Scientists at the Ridiculous Waste of American Taxpayer Dollars Center for the Discovery of Non Essential and Useless Facts have discovered, in legal records from the mid 15th century in Ognissanti, Florence, that there were legal proceedings concerning one Ricardo Nyxon from London, England and one Amerigo Vespucci.
The first case involved Mr. Nyxon having broken into a property owned by the Vespucci family through a grate that had been set to block entrance through an aqueduct that ran beneath the property. It was soon known as the Water Grate Break In. Mr. Nyxon claimed no knowledge of the break in and complained in a counter suit that Amerigo Vespucci had refused to rent a property to him because of his race.
"I will be the precedence of the United Estates of Amerigo Vespucci", he was noted to claim by a court reporter. "They won't have Ric to kick around anymore."
As he was being deported from Italy, he was heard to claim "I am not a crook!" Later, in his diary, which had many missing pages, it was discovered that he had made a prediction of sorts. "I will get control over Amerigo one day."
Draw your own conclusions.