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It’s Aug. 10, the 222nd day of the year; 143 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 75 at the Chicago shore, 72 at the Chicago crib and 70 at the Wilmette buoy.

Today:

Alternatives to Arrest Committee, 8 a.m., Morton Civic Center

Celebrations:

Today is Lazy Day, a great prelude to the weekend. It’s also Smithsonian Day, National S’Mores Day and World Lion Day

In History:

612: BC Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire. Destruction of Nineveh.

1497: John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to “Asia”

1566: Protestant Iconoclasm “Beeldenstorm” begins in European Low Countries

1680: In New Mexico, Popé leads rebellion of Pueblo Indians against Spaniards

1776: American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.

1787: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his chamber piece “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”