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John of Kastav finishes his cycle of frescoes in the Holy Trinity Church in Hrastovlje, Slovenia today (1490). Also, the Continental Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinance (1787), Charlotte Corday assassinated Jean-Paul Marat (1793), the Carabinieri, Italy’s national gendarmerie, were founded (1814), Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy founded the General Assembly’s Institution, now Kolkata’s Scottish Church College (1830), the New York City Draft Riots erupted (1863), the Hollywood Sign was dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles (1923), Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismissed seven members of his cabinet, effectively ending the National Liberal Party as a distinct force in British politics (1962), Alexander Butterfield told a Senate committee that President Nixon taped all Oval Office conversations (1973), lightning strikes triggered the New York City Blackout (1977), the Live Aid concert for Ethiopian famine relief was held in London, Philadelphia, and other sites around the world, on the same day Vice President George H.W. Bush became acting president while President Ronald Reagan underwent surgery for polyps (1985), 43 climbers died when an earthquake triggered an avalanche on Lenin Peak (1990), a Direction Générale de la Securité Exterieure rescue team returned to France after Opération 14 juillet failed to locate kidnapped Colombian presidential candidate Íngrid Betancourt, who would remain in captivity for another five years (2003), 26 people were killed when three bombs exploded during the evening rush hour in Mumbai, India (2011), and 11 people died as Category 4 Typhoon Soulik swept across Taiwan and East China, on the same day George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin (2013). And Theresa May became Britain’s second female Prime Minister (2016).

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The Janitor Professor of Astrology escaped the news to research this week’s Bippiescopes…

Cancer: Stand as an example of excellence this weekend. Call yourself a very stable genius.

Leo: Convey your ideas in a motivating manner this weekend. Tell friends they’re captive to Russia.

Virgo: Access your higher consciousness this weekend. Make unreasonable demands and threaten to quit.

Libra: Overcome past fears this weekend. Ignore your history while nitpicking someone else’s texts.

Scorpio: Remove yourself from the vicious circle this weekend. Walk out of a hearing room.

Sagittarius: Complete unfinished business this weekend. Negotiate for a hotel in Moscow.

Capricorn: You have the power to change the world this weekend. If you want to make it worse.

Aquarius: Grow in touch with your true nature this weekend. Ignore experts and advisors.

Pisces: Express your colorful visions this weekend. Warn about Those People “destroying our culture.”

Aries: Redefine success for yourself this weekend. Everyone else was miserable, so you won.

Taurus: Listen for subtle encouragement this weekend. Then say: “Gee thanks, Vladimir!”

Gemini: Ride the cosmic waves this weekend. Blame it on the Deep State.

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Yesterday on Campus

Campus QuestionWere the made-for-TV spectacles in Brussels and the House hearing room merely exercises in self-aggrandizement?

Today on Campus

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Campus Question at 6pm ET

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::