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

The first written mention of the city of Zagreb, Croatia was published today (1134). Also, China’s Ming Dynasty ended with the suicide of the Chongzhen Emperor during a peasant uprising (1644), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed Le Marseillaise (1792), a Rio Grande scouting party led by Seth Thornton was ambushed and captured, sparking the Mexican-American War (1846), Canada’s Governor General James Bruce signed the Rebellion Losses Bill, and protesters burned the Parliament Building in Montrรฉal (1849), British and French engineers broke ground on the Suez Canal (1856), Congress declared war on Spain (1898), New York became the first state to require automobile license plates (1901), delegates to the San Remo Conference divided the Ottoman Empire among the victors of World War I (1920), the U.S. Supreme Court voided a century of federal common law in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins, holding that federal courts must apply state law in cases heard under diversity jurisdiction (1938), the United Negro College Fund was founded (1944), the United Nations Conference on International Organizations began in San Francisco, on the same day U.S. and Russian forces met on the Elbe River in Germany (1945), Francis Crick and James Watson published their article describing the double helix structure of DNA (1953), the St. Lawrence Seaway opened, linking the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean (1959), Robert Noyce patented the first integrated circuit (1961), 3 motorists were killed by a sniper along Highway 101 near Santa Maria, California (1965), a magnitude 7.5 earthquake devastated Tashkent in what is now Uzbekistan (1966), a military coup d’รฉtat overthrew Portugal’s fascist Estado Novo regime, sparking the Carnation Revolution (1974), Soviet leader Yuri Andropov invited 10-year-old Maine schoolgirl Samantha Smith to visit Moscow after reading her letter urging him to avoid nuclear war, on the same day Pioneer 10 passed the orbit of Pluto (1983), Violeta Chamorro was inaugurated as Nicaragua’s first female president (1990), and the final piece of the Obelisk of Axum was returned to Ethiopia, on the same day 107 people died when a train derailed in Amagasaki, Japan (2005). And former Russian President Boris Yeltsin received the first Russian Orthodox state funeral since the death of Alexander III, 113 years earlier (2007).

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The Janitor Professor of Astrology did not let the Squirrel write this week’s Bippiescopes….

Taurus: Don’t lose focus this weekend. The nuts are out there.

Gemini: Take the high road this weekend. Jump between trees.

Cancer: Choose peace this weekend. After a round of tail-flagging.

Leo: Express your heart this weekend. Chitter adoringly.

Virgo: Don’t rush the process this weekend. Nibble through the shell.

Libra: Let others be themselves this weekend. Grumble quietly.

Scorpio: Stick to good intentions this weekend. But not to sap.

Sagittarius: Find common ground this weekend. Bury a nut in it.

Capricorn: Play well with others this weekend. Groom their tails.

Aquarius: The truth will set you free this weekend. The hawk won’t.

Pisces: Don’t reveal too much this weekend. Keep your tail quiet.

Aries: Awareness is power this weekend. Learn to hop-and-stop.

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Yesterday on Campus

Morning FeatureMythonomics Part I: Information, Entertainment, and โ€œSunk Costsโ€
Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Fursdai Furries
Campus Question Are GOP voters increasingly a separate people?

Today on Campus

Morning FeatureMythonomics Part II: Supply-Side Fantasies
Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Friedai Critters
Campus Question at 6pm ET

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::