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

Constantine the Great announced free distribution of food to the citizens of Constantinople today (332). Also, Vasco de Gama reached the port of Calicut, India (1498), John Winthrop became the first Governor of Massachusetts (1631), Rhode Island outlawed slavery (1652), the first German National Assembly convened (1848), the U.S. Supreme Court decided Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), the earth passed through the tail of Halley’s Comet (1910), President Franklin Roosevelt signed the act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority (1933), Jacqueline Cochran broke the sound barrier (1953), Mount St. Helens erupted (1980), and a modified French TGV set a new rail speed record of 320mph (1990). And a second photo by the Hubble Space Telescope confirmed Pluto’s two additional moons of Nix and Hydra (2005).

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The Janitor Professor of Astrology used Chef’s kitchen scale to weigh the evidence for this week’s Bippiescopes….

Taurus: You may sense the hand of Destiny this weekend. Or that may be her sight-impaired sister, Luck.

Gemini: This is a good weekend to ponder personal improvement. Maybe they’ll listen this time.

Cancer: You may question yourself this weekend. But you probably won’t answer.

Leo: The new and improved you will emerge this weekend. If you can open the packaging.

Virgo: Silence will be a virtue this weekend. Most people won’t be virtuous.

Libra: Your sixth sense will detect opportunity this weekend. It will cost a dime.

Scorpio: Others may be confused by your brilliance this weekend. That’s a good excuse, at least.

Sagittarius: Your head and your gut may disagree this weekend. Skip the corn dog, just in case.

Capricorn: This is a good weekend to be tactful and courteous. Unless they act like jerks.

Aquarius: New information may surprise you this weekend. Yes, they do have that many calories.

Pisces: You may be less attentive this weekend. You probably won’t notice.

Aries: This is a good weekend for creativity and dreaming. Rearrange the sofa pillows.

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::