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A stone found in Ireland is believed to portray the earliest recorded solar eclipse, today (3034 BCE). Also, the British abandoned the Siege of Pensacola (1707), Spanish representatives officially transferred the Louisiana Territory to the French (1803), the Senate began the impeachment trial of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase (1804), construction began on the first Welland Canal in Allanburg, Ontario (1824), and the canal opened exactly five years later (1829), a statue of Sweden’s Charles XII was dedicated in Stockholm’s Kungsträdgården (1868), Scotland and England played the first international soccer match at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow (1872), 154 miners died in an explosion in Marianna, Pennsylvania (1908), the Flying Scotsman became the first locomotive to reach 100mph (1934), a fire destroyed London’s Crystal Palace (1936), Lucille Ball married Desi Arnaz (1940), Ann Elizabeth Hodges was injured when a meteorite crashed through the roof of her house in Sylacauga, Alabama (1954), Barbados gained independence (1966), as did South Yemen (1967), Michael Jackson’s Thriller was released and would become the best-selling album in history (1982), President Bill Clinton signed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (1993), Exxon and Mobil signed the $73.7 billion merger that made ExxonMobil the largest company in the world at that time (1998), protests forced the delay of the opening session of the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle, on the same day British Aerospace merged with Marconi Electronic Systems to form BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defense firm (1999), “Green River Killer” Gary Ridgway was arrested in Renton, Washington (2001), Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings’ record 74-game winning streak ended, leaving him with a record $2,520,700 in winnings (2004), and John Sentamu was enthroned as the Archbishop of York, making him the Church of England’s first black archbishop (2005). And 32 people died when an Armenian Aéro-Services jet crashed on approach in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo (2012). And the 21st annual Conference of Parties climate change summit began in Paris (2015).
Janitor Professor of Astrology was not giggling over the news while researching this week’s Bippiescopes…
Sagittarius: Scale back the chaos this weekend. Meditate on the phrase “Individual 1”.
Capricorn: Tune out distractions and focus on inner peace this weekend. Think “Guilty Plea.”
Aquarius: Enjoy those last moments before the holiday madness this weekend. “Mueller time is coming/to town.”
Pisces: Let your heart shine through doubts this weekend. “I’m dreaming of some indictments….”
Aries: Follow your passion but stay in your lane this weekend. Retweet the legal experts.
Taurus: Indulge your zest for variety this weekend. Find new ways to snicker.
Gemini: Not everyone is ready for the truth this weekend. So just wink and smile.
Cancer: Let your gift for self-expression flow this weekend. Write a Mueller carol.
Leo: Test the waters before diving in this weekend. Except for blue waves.
Virgo: Stay in touch with your emotions this weekend. Giggle at random moments.
Libra: Find shocking connections on other worlds this weekend. NASA’s InDictment lander, for example.
Scorpio: Enjoy a new craft project this weekend. Knit tiny orange jumpsuits.
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