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Jacques Cartier reached Prince Edward Island today (1534). Also, London’s Globe Theatre burned (1613), Alexander Macdonell and 500 Catholic highlanders left Scotland for Canada (1789), France annexed Tahiti (1880), George Gouraud recorded Handel’s Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder (1888), Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships voted to be annexed into Chicago (1889), Staten Island’s Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge opened (1928), President Dwight Eisenhower signed Federal-Aid Highway Act creating the U.S. Interstate Highway System (1956), Mikhail Baryshnikov defected to Canada while on tour with Bolshoi Ballet (1974), the Seychelles gained independence (1976), and the space shuttle Atlantis docked with the Russian space station Mir (1995). And in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld the U.S. Supreme Court overturned President George Bush’s plan to try Guantanamo detainees in military tribunals (2006).


The Janitor Professor of Astrology went to the grocery while researching this week’s Bippiescopes….

Cancer: Make your dreams a reality this weekend. But not that naked-at-the-grocery dream.

Leo: Be both celebratory and practical this weekend. Cheerlead the salad spinner.

Virgo: Plan a romantic dinner for two this weekend. Or dinner with a mirror.

Libra: This is a good weekend to tell people how you feel. Unless you feel like an eggplant.

Scorpio: You may feel out-of-synch this weekend. Or else it’s in the next aisle.

Sagittarius: Show your gratitude this weekend. Unless they’re out of that.

Capricorn: You may feel like you’re going in circles this weekend. Just pick an onion already.

Aquarius: Balance caution with adventure this weekend. Try the zesty salad dressing.

Pisces: Don’t make sudden moves this weekend. Sneak up on that lettuce.

Aries: Enjoy the fruits of your labors this weekend. And the vegetables of your labors.

Taurus: You may feel indecisive this weekend. Use both kinds of tomatoes.

Gemini: Set your plans in motion this weekend. Start with a shopping list.


Good morning! ::hugggggs::