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

Maximinus Thrax, the first Roman Emperor who would never enter Rome, was crowned today (235). Also, 5 Swedish nobles were beheaded by the new regent Charles in the LinkΓΆping Bloodbath (1600), the Dutch East India Company was founded (1602), Walter Raleigh was freed after 13 years in the Tower of London (1616), 349 buildings were destroyed in the Great Fire of Boston (1760), Napoleon returned to Paris with an army of over 300,000 to begin his “Hundred Days” rule (1815), Bavarian King Ludwig I abdicated (1848), Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published (1852), the Republican Party was formed (1854), 4247 people died as a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Mendoza, Argentina (1861), Albert Einstein proposed his general theory of relativity (1916), the Arts Club of Chicago hosted Pablo Picasso’s first U.S. showing (1923), classical music premiered on U.S. television with Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra on CBS (1948), Tunisia gained independence (1956), the European Space Research Organization, now the European Space Agency, was established (1964), her chauffeur and bystanders rescued Princess Anne and her husband Mark Phillips from a would-be kidnapper outside Buckingham Palace (1974), Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race (1985), the Food and Drug Administration approved AZT for the treatment of HIV/AIDS (1987), Imelda Marcos went on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering (1990), 13 people were killed when sarin gas was released on the Tokyo Subway (1995), Legoland California opened (1999), and the U.S. invasion launched the Iraq War (2003), 150 Chadian soldiers were killed by rebels attempting to overthrow President Idriss Deby (2006), and 52 people were killed in a wave of bombings across Iraq (2012). And 9 people were killed when gunmen attacked the Kabul Serena Hotel in Afghanistan (2014).


The Janitor Professor of Astrology was not practicing Bibi Yoga while researching this week’s Bippiescopes….

Pisces: Emerge from your cocoon this weekend. Right wing first.

Aries: Think before you act this weekend. Then lean to your right.

Taurus: Reassess your goals this weekend. Lean further to your right.

Gemini: Let your light shine this weekend. From your right hand.

Cancer: Narrow your focus this weekend. Close your left eye.

Leo: Don’t get stuck in a rut this weekend. Stretch your right leg.

Virgo: Listen to others this weekend. Use only your right ear.

Libra: Take a first step this weekend. With your right foot.

Scorpio: Color outside the lines this weekend. To the right of them.

Sagittarius: Trust your optimism this weekend. Hop to the right.

Capricorn: Roll with the unexpected this weekend. Fall to the right.

Aquarius: Change your attitude this weekend. OMG, run left, fast!


Yesterday on Campus

Morning FeaturePolar Economy, Part I: Communities of Opportunity
Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Fursdai Furries
Campus QuestionDo conservatives know the actual history of the Pledge of Allegiance?
Our EarthClimate Skeptics Use Antarctica Wrongly

Today on Campus

Morning FeaturePolar Economy, Part II: Communities of Deprivation
Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Friedai Critters
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Our Earth at 8pm ET – FEMA Tells States: Start Climate Mitigation


Good morning! ::hugggggs::