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

Ho Quy Ly deposed Vietnam’s Tran Dynasty today (1400). Also, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their Corps of Discovery left Fort Clatsop, Oregon to return home (1806), the first Scottish settlers arrived in Dunedin, New Zealand (1848), Elisha Otis’s first elevator was installed in New York City (1857), the University of California was founded in Oakland (1868), former President Theodore Roosevelt left for an African safari (1909), Benito Mussolini founded the Fascist movement (1919), the Enabling Act made Chancellor Adolf Hitler the dictator of Germany (1933), Pakistan became the world’s first Islamic republic (1956), President Ronald Reagan proposed the “Star Wars” Strategic Defense Initiative (1983), the University of Utah pressed Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann to announce what they thought was a breakthrough in cold fusion (1989), and Lee Teng-hui was elected president in Taiwan’s first direct elections (1996). And 15 workers died in an explosion at BP’s Texas City Refinery (2005).

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The Janitor Professor of Astrology did not use an Etch-a-Sketch while researching this week’s Bippiescopes….

Aries: You may feel affection for even irritating people this weekend. Or you may just say that.

Taurus: Concentration on work may be a problem this weekend. Pretend to try anyway.

Gemini: Shower that special someone with attention this weekend. Or use a garden hose.

Cancer: This is a good weekend to socialize. Don’t promise more than you can plausibly forget.

Leo: Stress may leave you feeling frayed this weekend. Have a relaxing bowl of cheesy grits.

Virgo: Extra money may come your way this weekend. Remember to thank your Super-PAC donors.

Libra: Your future may look promising this weekend. If not, promise a different future.

Scorpio: Choose a bold new plan this weekend. Forget last week’s bold new plan.

Sagittarius: People will say nice things about you this weekend. Well, some people will.

Capricorn: An unexpected windfall may find you this weekend. Try to avoid the wind.

Aquarius: You may feel especially creative this weekend. Create another new you.

Pisces: Your imagination may fly high this weekend. Or it may sway with the breeze.

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::