Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Paschal II approved the establishment of the Knights Hospitaller, later the Knights of St. John, now the Knights of Malta, today (1113). Also, the city of St. Louis, Missouri was founded (1764), the first constitutional law in modern Serbia was adopted (1835), President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing women lawyers to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court (1879), the USS Maine exploded and sank in Cuba’s Havana harbor (1898), a man attempting to kill President-elect Franklin Roosevelt instead shot five others including Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, whose wounds would prove mortal (1933), ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic computer, was formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania (1946), Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux began excavating the Qumran Caves where they would ultimately find the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls (1949), Sabena Flight 548 crashed in Brussels killing 73 people including the entire U.S. figure skating team, their coaches, and 18 members of their families en route to the World Championships in Prague (1961), Canada adopted the red maple leaf design as her official flag (1965), British coinage was decimalized (1971), a Cuban referendum approved her current constitution (1976), the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland signed the Visegrád Agreement (1991), and Nature published the first draft of the complete human genome (2001). And between 8 and 30 million people in 600 cities worldwide took part in the largest peace demonstration in history, attempting to prevent the Iraq War (2003).
Janitor Professor of Astrology attempted to use his pocket ENIAC to decimalize this week’s Bippiescopes….
Aquarius: Simplify your life this weekend. Put in your one cent’s worth.
Pisces: Ground yourself in facts this weekend. All 11.38 of them.
Aries: Maintain a steady pace this weekend. In furlongs per fortnight.
Taurus: Enjoy a relaxing weekend of progress. Or its half-life.
Gemini: Pull ideas out of your hat this weekend. Use your 7⅜ hat.
Cancer: Inch toward your destination this weekend. 2.54cm at a time.
Leo: Focus on specific tasks this weekend. With +1¼ diopter lenses.
Virgo: Be in your comfort zone this weekend. It’s 1.38E-16 light-years wide.
Libra: Practice contemplation this weekend. Chant 11.87 OMs.
Scorpio: Avoid misunderstandings this weekend. Hear all 3.91 entendres.
Sagittarius: Keep your feet on the ground this weekend. Plus 5.08cm heels.
Capricorn: Fruits of your labor will ripen this weekend. Expect 1⅞ lemons.
Good morning! ::hugggggs::