It’s Aug. 6, the 218th day of the year; 147 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 70 at the Wilmette buoy.


City Council’s Rules Committee meets at 6 p.m.

CAMS Color Me Calm at the Chicago Avenue/Main Street Branch of the Evanston Public Library, 6:30 p.m.

Human Services Committee meets at 7 p.m.

In History:

1926: Gertrude Ederle becomes first woman to swim English Channel.

1945: Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

1965:  Johnson signs Voting Rights Act.

1996: George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones debuts.