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Good Morning, Evanston

It’s July 31, and the summer is winding down. It’s the 212th day of the year; 153 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 75 at the Chicago shore, 73 at the Chicago crib and 71 at the Wilmette buoy.

Today Is :

Taco Tuesday at La Principal. The restaurant promises to donate “$1, for every taco sold, dine-in and carry-out, to a worthy cause.” This month’s beneficiary is the YMCA Children’s Center.

National Raspberry Cake Day

National Avocado Day

National Cotton Candy Day

Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day

Tonight:

Final Starlight Concert: Rosie and the Rivets at Baker Park, Keeney Street at Forest Avenue. Music begins at 7; interactive family activities at 6.

In History:

American Revolution

1777 Marquis de Lafayette becomes a major-general without pay

1965 J.K. Rowling born

1975 Jimmy Hoffa disappears

1998 The British government bans landmines