Good Morning, Evanston

It’s July 8 the 189th day of 2018; 176 days remain in the year.

The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 68 at the Chicago shore, 59 at the Chicago crib and 66 at the Wilmette buoy.

This is a day to taste some of the best food in Evanston. Rotary International’s annual Taste of Evanston will take place late afternoon to early evening at the Dawes House, featuring food from about 40 local restaurants. And overlapping , but just barely- so folks can do both – Central Pizza Pie’s next Pop-Up for Good at Curt’s Café North will benefit First Friends of First Presbyterian Church. reports that although “Jupiter reached opposition and peak visibility two months ago, it remains a stunning sight from evening twilight until it sets around 2 a.m. local daylight time. Jupiter shines at magnitude –2.3 and dominates the sky toward the south-southwest as twilight deepens.”

On this day in

1663 King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island

1776 Colonel John Nixon gives the 1st public reading of the Declaration of Independence to an assemblage of citizens in Philadelphia

1777 Vermont introduces new constitution making it the 1st US state to abolish slavery

1896 William Jennings Bryan‘s “cross of gold” speech at Democratic convention in Chicago

1905 Part of Angel Island in San Francisco Bay allocated for Immigration Detention Center

1947 Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico