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

The first Continental Congress adjourned today (1774). Also, England’s King George III declared the American colonies to be in rebellion (1775), Benjamin Franklin left to seek diplomatic and military assistance from France (1776), the new Argentine government decreed freedom of the press (1811), the Erie Canal opened (1825), Tom and Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton were killed and Virgil and Morgan Earp were wounded in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1881), Norway gained independence (1905), the Chicago Theatre opened (1921), Austria declared permanent neutrality (1955), the last natural case of smallpox was discovered in Somalia (1977), “Baby Fae” received a heart transplant from a baboon (1984), Britain’s House of Lords voted to end the hereditary rights of peers (1999), and President George W. Bush signed the USA PATRIOT Act (2001). And 15 people died as the Cedar Fire swept through the outskirts of San Diego, California (2003).

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The Janitor Professor of Astrology was shopping for Halloween costumes while researching this week’s Bippiescopes….

Scorpio: Walk through your neighborhood this weekend. Rehearse trick-or-treating.

Sagittarius: A nice gift may brighten your weekend. Like Halloween candy.

Capricorn: Expect surprising revelations this weekend. Look under the masks.

Aquarius: Metaphysics may be important this weekend. Or it’s a wonder bra.

Pisces: Lady Luck may come your way this weekend. Give her extra candy.

Aries: Break out of your rut this weekend. Wear that Sasquatch costume.

Taurus: Air travel may be in your weekend plans. Or a flight attendant costume.

Gemini: Technology will save the day this weekend. Yes, suspenders do count.

Cancer: Concentration may be difficult this weekend. One candy bar each.

Leo: Expect a high-tech upgrade this weekend. It will help that costume fit.

Virgo: Friends may show you new interests this weekend. Try the dark chocolate.

Libra: Unexpected visitors may arrive this weekend. Have the candy ready.

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::