But here's the much more fun story from the world of basketball: The Caltech men's basketball team beat Occidental last night, 46-45.
And that, as Caltech's information office says, means the school "has won its first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SCIAC) game since the 1984-1985 season, breaking its 310-game losing streak."
That had been, the Los Angeles Times adds, "the longest conference losing streak in the nation." Just think about it: Ronald Reagan was the president; cellphones were the size of bricks; Twitter was ... only something that birds did.
You can see some of the excitement in this video of the Beavers celebrating their win: