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

King Erwig of the Visigoths convened the Twelfth Council of Toledo today (681). Also, China’s Northern Song Dynasty ended when Jin Dynasty troops sacked the Song capital of Kaifeng and abducted Emperor Qinzong (1127), other residents massacred the Jews in Basel, Switzerland, believing they carried the Black Plague (1349), Connecticut became our 5th state (1788), Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger began a 10% income tax to pay for Britain’s war against Napoleon (1799), Horatio Nelson was buried in St Paul’s Cathedral (1806), Humphry Davy tested his safety lamp for miners at the Hebburn Colliery (1816), the French Academy of Sciences announced the photographic process known as Daguerreotype (1839), Mississippi seceded from the Union (1861), the Great Gale struck parts of Oregon and Washington with high winds and heavy snow (1880), Juan de la Cierva flew the first autogyro aircraft (1923), 78 children died as a fire swept through Montréal’s Laurier Palace movie theatre (1927), Elizabeth Short, whom newspapers would dub the “Black Dahlia,” was seen alive for the last time (1947), Bangladesh’s Mirzapur Cadet College opened (1965), the Republika Srpska or Bosnian Serb Republic was founded (1992), the Kizlyar-Pervomayskoye Hostage Crisis began as Chechen guerrillas raided a Russian military airbase and hospital (1996), 28 Albanian emigrants headed for Italy died when their rubber boat stalled the Karaburun Peninsula (2004), Mahmoud Abbas was elected to replace Yasser Arafat as President of the Palestinian National Authority, on the same day the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and the Government of Sudan signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement to end the Second Sudanese Civil War (2005), Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed the first iPhone (2007), and 85 people were injured when a SeaStreak ferry crashed into the dock in lower Manhattan (2013). And 5 people died in an explosion at the Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant in Yokkaichi, Japan (2014).


The Janitor Professor of Astrology was not grumbling about the return of Congress while researching this week’s Bippiescopes….

Capricorn: Dare to trust this weekend. Pass a bill that makes sense.

Aquarius: Drop emotional baggage this weekend. Start with the Tea Party.

Pisces: Exercise caution this weekend. Do a whip count first.

Aries: Take a calculated gamble this weekend. Announce committee chairs.

Taurus: Be true to yourself this weekend. Unless you’re like that.

Gemini: Create a magical memory this weekend. Cancel a pointless hearing.

Cancer: Avoid radical proposals this weekend. Yeah, that’s gonna happen.

Leo: Begin an adventure this weekend. Start with a new gavel.

Virgo: Face the music this weekend. Maybe skip the pole, though.

Libra: Plan carefully this weekend. It might work this time.

Scorpio: Err on the side of risk this weekend. But not that much.

Sagittarius: Persistence is key this weekend. Unless you’re wrong.


Yesterday on Campus

Morning FeatureThe Greatest and Latest Part I: “The Sugar Tit of History”
Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Fursdai Furries
Campus QuestionWill the FBI calling the Colorado Springs NAACP bombing “terrorism” dent the cable news blackout on that attack?

Today on Campus

Morning FeatureThe Greatest and Latest, Part II: Glass Floors and Glass Ceilings
Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Friedai Critters
Campus Question at 6pm ET


Good morning! ::hugggggs::