It’s Aug. 4, the 216th day of the year; 149 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.


Downtown Farmers Market opens at 7:30.

Pollinator Palooza from 9 to 1 at the Ecology Center: live butterflies, pollinator activities, guided tours of the pollinator garden, and information about how to help pollinator populations. Free.

Look for the Summer Triangle in the night sky.

In History:

1944: Anne Frank is captured

1984: The Republic of Upper Volta is Renamed Burkina Faso

Notable birthdays:

1900: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

1901: Louis Armstrong

1961: Barack Obama

1955: Alberto Gonzales, 80th United States Attorney General