Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Romulus celebrated Rome’s first victory, defeating the Caeninenses after the Rape of the Sabine Women, today (752 BCE). Also, the Unitas Fratrum was established in the village of Kunvald on the Bohemian-Moravian borderland (1457), the massacre of 23 Huguenots by French Catholics in Wassy marked the start of the French Wars of Religion (1562), the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded (1565), the Uppsala Synod was summoned to standardize the Lutheran Church of Sweden (1593), Georgeana, Massachusetts, now York, Maine, became the first incorporated city in what would be the U.S. (1642), local magistrates questioned Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, starting the Salem Witch Trials (1692), Sweden began using the Swedish Calendar (1700), reverted to the Julian Calendar (1712), and adopted the Gregorian Calendar (1753), the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation (1781), the first U.S. census was authorized (1790), Ohio became our 17th state (1803), the U.S. Senate acquitted impeached Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase (1805), Michigan abolished capital punishment (1847), Nebraska became our 37th state and the city of Lancaster was renamed Lincoln and designated the capital (1867), Yellowstone National Park was established as the world’s first national park (1872), E. Remington and Sons began producing the first practical typewriter (1873), Nikola Tesla gave the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri (1893), Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity (1896), 96 people were killed when an avalanche buried a Great Northern Railway train in northeastern King County, Washington (1910), Albert Berry made the first parachute jump from a moving airplane (1917), the Hoover Dam was completed (1936), the Bank of England was nationalized (1946), the International Monetary Fund began operations (1947), Lolita Lebrón and three other Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire in the U.S. Capitol, wounding five House members (1954), the International Air Transport Association finalized a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet (1956), President John Kennedy established the Peace Corps on the same day Uganda became self-governing and held her first elections (1961), the Venera 3 Soviet probe crashed on Venus, the first spacecraft to land on another planet (1966), a Washington, D.C. grand jury indicted seven former White House aides for conspiracy to obstruct the investigation of the Watergate burglary (1974), the U.S. Secret Service raided the office of Steve Jackson Games, prompting the formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (1990), Bosnia and Herzegovina declared its independence (1992), Yahoo! was incorporated (1995), the current Constitution of Finland took effect (2000), Spain discontinued the peseta and adopted the euro (2002), the International Criminal Court held its inaugural session in The Hague (2003), and the Jordanhill railway station article became the one millionth entry in the English language Wikipedia (2006). And 10 people died in protests over the Armenian presidential election (2008).
Janitor Professor of Astrology was appropriately whelmed, neither over- nor under-, by today’s history in researching this week’s Bippiescopes….
Pisces: Enjoy a tranquil weekend. Unless you visit Venus.
Aries: Be honest this weekend. Unlike the Watergate Seven.
Taurus: Build relationships this weekend. Or build a big dam.
Gemini: Don’t try to be perfect this weekend. Unless you’re skydiving.
Cancer: Let your intuition lead this weekend. But not to The Hague.
Leo: This is a weekend for action. But don’t be Old Faithful.
Virgo: Cooperate with others this weekend. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Libra: Discipline will pay off this weekend. Witch trials won’t.
Scorpio: Prepare for the long haul this weekend. Take a radio.
Sagittarius: Embrace change this weekend. Put up the new calendar.
Capricorn: Plan for success this weekend. For the millionth time.
Aquarius: Check off your to-do list this weekend. Hide the evidence.
Good morning! ::hugggggs::