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England’s Richard III chartered the College of Arms today (1484). Also, the Bank of England issued the first one- and two-pound bank notes (1797), Congress passed the Act Prohibiting the Importation of Slaves (1807), the Republic of Texas declared independence (1836), Russia’s Alexander II signed the Emancipation Reform (1861), Congress passed the first Reconstruction Act (1867), New York City’s Martha Washington Hotel opened (1903), the Jones-Shafroth Act recognized U.S. citizenship for Puerto Ricans (1917), King Kong premiered (1933), the Steel Workers Organizing Committee signed a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel (1937), New Milford, Connecticut installed the first automatic street light (1949), the Philadelphia Warriors’ Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single game (1962), and Fermilab researchers announced their discovery of the top quark (1993). And data from the Galileo spacecraft suggested that Jupiter’s moon Europa may have a liquid ocean under a crust of ice (1998).

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The Janitor Professor of Astrology took a break from spring cleaning to research this week’s Bippiescopes….

Pisces: Ask family members to help clean this weekend. Bribes may work.

Aries: You may find frustration while cleaning this weekend. You may also find those jeans.

Taurus: Get extra rest before you start cleaning this weekend. Or nap between rooms.

Gemini: You needn’t finish all of the cleaning this weekend. It’s never finished anyway.

Cancer: Don’t be grumpy with the family this weekend. Instead, vacuum while they nap.

Leo: Apply your diplomatic skills this weekend. Negotiate the Treaty of the Sponges.

Virgo: Of course you did your spring cleaning last weekend. Your medal is in the mail.

Libra: Unexpected guests could upset your weekend plans. Or they could wash windows.

Scorpio: Take time for yourself this weekend. After you show them how the spray mop works.

Sagittarius: The cat won’t help you clean this weekend. But she will supervise.

Capricorn: Give your self-confidence a boost this weekend. Use the step stool.

Aquarius: Don’t be afraid to ask friends for help this weekend. Virgos will have plenty of time.

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::