Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)

Galileo first saw three of Jupiter’s moons today (1610). Also, America’s first commercial bank opened (1782), and the New York State Assembly refused to seat five duly elected Socialist Party members (1920). And President Jimmy Carter authorized $1.5 billion to bail out the Chrysler Corporation (1980).

Galileo may have had good weather in 1610, but rain kept the Janitor Professor of Astrology from seeing the stars to research this week’s Bippiescopes. So your weekend will likely be as drippy as he is.

Good morning! ::hugggggs::