Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Thirteen-year-old Gordian III assumed the purple after the Praetorian Guard executed co-emperors Pupienus and Balbinus today (238). Also, 12-year-old Pakal ascended to the throne at Palenque (615), 13-month-old James VI was crowned King of Scotland (1567), the English fleet defeated the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France (1588), John Graves Simcoe founded the settlement that is now Toronto (1793), the Arc de Triomphe was dedicated in Paris (1836), Tennessee’s Cumberland Law School was founded (1847), British police put down the Tipperary Revolt during the Irish Potato Famine (1848), the U.S. and Japan signed the Harris Treaty (1858), Annibale de Gasparis discovered the asteroid 15 Eunomia (1851), Belle Boyd, “the Cleopatra of the Confederacy,” was arrested and jailed for espionage (1864), the Harris Treaty opened trade between the U.S. and Japan (1858), the First Hague Convention was signed (1899), Italian King Umberto I was assassinated (1900), Robert Baden-Powell began the Brownsea Island Scout Camp, regarded as the foundation of the Boy Scout movement (1907), construction began on the Link River Dam as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project (1920), the BBC Light Programme radio station was launched (1945), the first post-war Olympics opened in London (1948), the International Atomic Energy Agency was established (1957), President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1958), Hawaii held her first elections for the U.S. Congress (1959), Greeks voted to end their monarchy and begin the Metapolitefsi (1973), over 700 million people watched the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana (1981), British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and French President François Mitterrand signed the agreement to build the Eurotunnel under the English Channel, on the same day Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi Sri Lankan President J.R. Jayawardene signed the India-Sri Lanka Accords (1987), the Supreme Court of Israel acquitted accused war criminal John Demjanjuk (1993), astronomers announced their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris (2005), and the International Conference on LGBT Human Rights adopted the Declaration of Montreal on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Human Rights (2006). And at least 80 and as many as 140 people died when a ferry capsized on the Kasai River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2010).
Janitor Professor of Astrology insisted he lost no sleep in watching the Democratic National Convention while researching this week’s Bippiescopes….
Leo: Live to express, not to impress this weekend. And bring coffee.
Virgo: Share your burdens this weekend. Also share your recliner.
Libra: Nothing stands in the way of truth this weekend. Except a nap.
Scorpio: Be cautious as you meet the unknown this weekend. Use a neck pillow.
Sagittarius: Rewrite your history this weekend. Use a glitter pen.
Capricorn: Blend logic and imagination this weekend. Dream about axioms.
Aquarius: Be prepared for anything this weekend. More sleep will help.
Pisces: Focus on priorities this weekend. Through your eyelids.
Aries: Step forward sooner than later this weekend. Toward the sofa.
Taurus: Dream big, start small this weekend. Or just dream stall.
Gemini: Reach out to a trusted friend this weekend. Snore on them.
Cancer: Stand up for yourself this weekend. Or stretch out for yourself.
Yesterday on Campus
Mixed Nuts – American Stories at the Democratic Convention
Furthermore – Lake Toba with Trump Must Not Be President
Midday Matinee – Lake Toba with Veritasium: World’s Roundest Object
Campus Question – Are Howard Kurtz and Jake Novak trying to paint lipstick on a greased pig’s anal orifice?
Today on Campus
Mixed Nuts – Meet the Real Hillary Clinton
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Photo Credit: British Wildlife Centre
Good morning! ::hugggggs::