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It’s Aug. 9, the 221st day of the year; 144 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 72 at the Chicago shore, 77 at the Chicago crib and 72 at the Wilmette buoy.

Tonight:

Environment Board meets at the Ecology Center.

Mental Health Board meets at the Civic Center.

Thursday Night Live: Rick Lindy & the Wild Ones. Fountain Square.

In History:

1877: Nez Perce fight Battle of Big Hole

1936: Owens wins 4th gold medal

1945: Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

1974: Ford is inaugurated

1995: Jerry Garcia dies