Good Morning, Evanston

It’s Aug. 1, the 213th day of the year; 152 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 77 at the Chicago shore, 73 at the Chicago crib and 72 at the Wilmette buoy.

A new month but we’re still in the Dog Days. August is Admit You’re Happy Month, and today is  National Girlfriends Day, National Mountain Climbing Day and National Raspberry Cream Pie Day/

Today:

Preschool Storytime at the Main Library for 3-, 4- and 5 year-olds/

The City’s Design and Project Review Committee will consider a mural by one of Evanston’s most innovative artists.

In History:

1498: Columbus lands in South America

1774: Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen

1914: First World War erupts

1961: Texans head for the thrills at Six Flags

2007: First drive-through ATM opens in China