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

The Chinese Records of the Grand Historian first noted the passage of Halley’s Comet today (240 BCE). Also, Pennsylvania and Maryland ended the Conojocular War (1738), Chile’s first constitution was promulgated (1833), Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore premiered (1878), Britain’s House of Commons passed the Home Rule Act for Ireland (1914), the Remington Rand Strike began (1936), public television began at the University of Houston’s KUHT (1953), President John Kennedy announced the Apollo program to Congress (1961), St. Louis’ Gateway Arch was dedicated (1968), the original Star Wars was released (1977), and the Hands Across America charity event occurred (1986). And The Oprah Winfrey Show finale aired (2011).

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The Janitor Professor of Astrology polished his Zodiac wheel while researching this week’s Bippiescopes….

Gemini: Your sense of adventure will beckon this weekend. So will common sense.

Cancer: Romantic sparks may fly this weekend. Or you may need an electrician.

Leo: Time may seem to fly this weekend. Unless you’re stuck in traffic.

Virgo: You may feel sidetracked this weekend. Or something else may come up.

Libra: Try not to interfere this weekend. And the black Six goes on the red Seven.

Scorpio: The universe may rain on your parade this weekend. Make mud pies instead.

Sagittarius: Look for structure and stability this weekend. Or build that shed your way.

Capricorn: Tensions may run high this weekend. Then they’ll cut to a commercial.

Aquarius: Don’t pigeonhole yourself this weekend. They already have you in Box A-8.

Pisces: Balance fun and chores this weekend. Laugh at your neighbor’s weed-whacker.

Aries: Plan for the unexpected this weekend. No, that other unexpected.

Taurus: Ignore gossip and rumors this weekend. Except for that stuff about you.

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::