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

The first fully-developed opera, Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, premiered today (1607). Also, George Frederic Handel’s Rinaldo premiered in London (1711), the Supreme Court established judicial review in Marbury v. Madison (1803), the House passed articles of impeachment against President Andrew Johnson (1868), Estonia declared her Independence (1918), and Congress issued a report condemning the World War II-era internment of Japanese-Americans (1983). And Fidel Castro retired after a 49-year period as Prime Minister and then President of Cuba (2008).

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The Janitor Professor of Astrology was in the kitchen with Chef while researching this week’s Bippiescopes….

Pisces: Work may press into your dreams this weekend. You need a brownie.

Aries: Enjoy a luxurious, romantic evening this weekend. Or eat brownies.

Taurus: Try to improve your bottom line this weekend. Or have another brownie.

Gemini: This is a good weekend for outdoor activities. Like shopping for brownies.

Cancer: Expect others to be demanding this weekend. Bake the brownies early.

Leo: Your projects will go smoothly this weekend. Like brownie batter.

Virgo: Expect unexpected guests this weekend. They’ll want brownies.

Libra: Meet new people in your neighborhood this weekend. Take them brownies.

Scorpio: Be efficient this weekend. Finish projects between batches of brownies.

Sagittarius: Someone you know needs support this weekend. Brownies will help.

Capricorn: Be willing to share the credit this weekend. But not the brownies.

Aquarius: A planned outing may be canceled this weekend. Have brownies instead.

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::