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Good Morning, Evanston

It’s Aug. 3, the 215th day of the year; 150 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.

Tonight:

Main Street Concert Series, Train Station Alley, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Last chance for good viewing of Mars.

Celebrations:

International Beer Day – First Friday in August

National Watermelon Day

In History:

1861 Last installment of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is published

1949 NBA is born

1958 Nautilus travels under North Pole