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

English bishop Grimketel canonized Olaf II exactly one year after the Norwegian king’s death, today (1031). Also, Christopher Columbus set sail on his first transatlantic voyage today (1492), John Rut in St. John’s, Newfoundland sent the first known letter from North America (1527), Robert LaSalle built Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes (1678), Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer completed the first ascent of Jungfrau in the Bermese Alps (1811), Harvard defeated Yale in their first Boat Race, establishing rowing as the first recorded intercollegiate athletic event (1852), the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded (1900), as a federal judge, Kenesaw Mountain Landis fined Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers, although the case was later reversed on appeal (1907), the Wheatland Hop Riot broke out in California (1913), as Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirmed the lifetime ban of eight Chicago White Sox players a day after their acquittal on gambling charges (1921), Jesse Owens won the 100-meter dash at the Berlin Olympics, on the same day 1200 people died as a firestorm destroyed the Kursha-2 logging settlement in Ryazan Oblast, Russia (1936), Santa Claus Land, the first themed amusement park, opened in Santa Claus, Indiana (1946), Niger gained independence (1960), Canada’s New Democratic Party was founded (1961), the Senate ratified the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (1972), and began hearings on the CIA’s Project MK-ULTRA, on the same day Tandy released the TRS-80 personal computer (1977), 116 villagers were killed in Algeria’s Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacres (1997), the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopened for the first time since the 9/11 attacks (2004), former Chilean secret police Deputy Director Raúl Iturriaga was captured after two months as a fugitive from his five-year sentence for kidnapping (2007), over 100 people were killed as rioting erupted in Karachi after the assassination of Pakistani Parliament member Raza Haider (2010), and Hassan Rouhani was sworn in to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as President of Iran (2013). And 617 people died when a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Ludian County, China (2014).


The Professor of Astrology Janitor sneezed on the lens of his telescope while researching this week’s Bippiescopes. He apologizes for the lack of focus.

Leo: Mutual respect is the key to relationships this weekend. Oh well.

Virgo: Take a breath and see the bigger picture this weekend. Or watch the video on your phone.

Libra: Silence is not the answer this weekend. But it may be the question.

Scorpio: Seek advice from an inspirational friend this weekend. Or from a comic horoscope.

Sagittarius: Meditate with exercise this weekend. Chant between sets.

Capricorn: Be your authentic, vulnerable self this weekend. In private.

Aquarius: Ground your messages in reality this weekend. And be ignored.

Pisces: A supportive ally has your back this weekend. A bra will support your front.

Aries: Your ingenuity will open locked doors this weekend. Your embarrassment will close them.

Taurus: Celebrate a productive day of work this weekend. One a week seems plenty.

Gemini: Focus on one project at a time this weekend. Start with the other one.

Cancer: Take a timeout and read this weekend. Just not the news.


Yesterday on Campus

Morning LedeAlternative War Part I: Under Attack
Campus QuestionSen. Orrin Hatch says GOP never treated Dem-appointed SCOTUS nominees like Dems are treating Kavanaugh. Umm, Merrick Garland?

Today on Campus

Morning LedeAlternative War Part II: Fighting Back
YouTube Treasures – Lake Toba with The Urban Agriculture Revolution – David Gingera
Campus Question at 6pm ET


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