It’s Aug. 26, the 238th day of the year; 127 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 74 at the Chicago shore, 73 at the Chicago crib and 71 at the Wilmette buoy.


CommUNITY Picnic, Ingraham Park, behind the Civic Center

Taste of Armenia Fest, St. James Armenian Church

Big Evanston Block Party, Dempster/Chicago

“Crowns” at Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

Tonight’s full moon is called the Sturgeon Moon, after the lake sturgeon.

Ago (from and

1846: Felix Mendelssohn‘s oratorio “Elijah” premieres at the Birmingham Festival in England.

1920: 19th Amendment adopted.

1968: Democratic National Convention opens in Chicago.

1967: Beatles, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

1968: “Hey, Jude” single released by the Beatles (Billboard Song of the Year 1968, Billboard 10th biggest song of all time 2013).

1992: “Anna Karenina” opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 46 performances.

1939: First televised Major League baseball game.