It’s Aug. 27, the 239th day of the year; 126 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 72 at the Wilmette buoy.

First Day of School for District 65 and ETHS students.

No City or School Board meetings tonight.

Ago (from and

 1883: Krakatau explodes.

1892: NYC Metropolitan Opera House catches fire.

1900: Gabriel Fauré’s opera/cantata “Prométhée” premieres in Beziers.

1965: The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley.

1977: “Chicago” closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 947 performances.

1953: “Roman Holiday” opens, featuring Hepburn’s first starring role.

1871: Theodore Dreiser is born.

1955: “The Guinness Book of Records” debuts.