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Fatahillah recaptured Sunda Kelapa harbor from a Portuguese fleet and changed the name of the settlement to Jakarta, now the capital of Indonesia, today (1527). Also, the Holy Office in Rome forced Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe (1633), the British Parliament passed the Quebec Act, which continued French civil law and guaranteed freedom of religion for Catholic Québécois (1744), a poisonous cloud from the eruption of Iceland’s Laki volcano reached Le Havre, France (1783), Parliament abolished feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America (1825), Cherokee leaders Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot were assassinated for having signed the Treaty of New Echota that caused the Trail of Tears (1839), President Ulysses Grant signed the act that established the Department of Justice (1870), 358 British sailors died when the HMS Camperdown collided with the HMS Victoria during maneuvers off the coast of Lebanon (1893), Sweden adopted her current flag (1906), the London Underground’s Charing Cross, Euston, and Hampstead Railway opened (1907), 104 people died when a passenger train struck a circus train near Hammond, Indiana (1918), 21 people were killed as union miners clashed with strikebreakers in Herrin, Illinois (1922), President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, better known as the G.I. Bill (1944), James Christy discovered Pluto’s moon Charon (1978), Virgin Atlantic Airways began operations (1984), Argentine forward Diego Maradona scored the “Hand of God Goal” and the “Goal of the Century” against England in the World Cup quarterfinals (1986), Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie was dismantled (1990), 261 people died as a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Bou’in-Zahra, Iran (2002), the Eastman Kodak Company announced they would no longer sell Kodachrome, ending the film’s 74-year run (2009), and Federico Franco became President of Paraguay upon the impeachment and removal of Fernando Lugo (2012). And 2 civilians and 7 Taliban gunmen were killed in a car bomb and subsequent attack on the parliament building in Kabul, Afghanistan (2015).


The Janitor Professor of Astrology avoided the World Cup while researching this week’s Bippiescopes…

Cancer: Reduce tension by modifying your lifestyle this weekend. Or flop, grab your shin, and roll around.

Leo: Roar like a lion and purr like a kitten this weekend. But don’t bite the ball.

Virgo: Persevere in the face of doubt this weekend. Or the other players.

Libra: Visualize your goal and take a giant step forward this weekend. Then flop, grab your shin, and roll around.

Scorpio: Muster the courage to jump in this weekend. Then miss the header.

Sagittarius: Let your thoughts run free this weekend. But don’t get caught offside.

Capricorn: Work diligently to achieve your goal this weekend. Then tear off your shirt and slide.

Aquarius: Time and circumstance are on your side this weekend. Except in stoppage time.

Pisces: Seek people who share your perspective this weekend. Maybe the sideline ref thinks it was a foul.

Aries: Make your move before opportunity slips away this weekend. Or bounces away.

Taurus: Step in and pick up the slack this weekend. If you’re one of the three allowed substitutes.

Gemini: Momentary choices have lasting effects this weekend. So flop, grab your shin, and roll around.


Yesterday on Campus

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Today on Campus

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