According to the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation site a cosmic coincidence was reported on March 19, 2008.
Swift, one of the NASA satellites, recorded 4 separate Gamma Ray Bursts – each one of these massive explosions indicates a star at the end of its life.
4 such explosions have never been recorded before…
"..overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out. "
from “The Nine Billion Names of God”.