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It’s Sept. 1, the 244th day of the year; 121 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 72 at the Chicago shore, 63 at the Chicago crib and 67 at the Wilmette buoy.

Today:

Local produce, a notorious despot and the last of the Starlight Movies

Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market opens at 7:30 a.m.

Muse of Fire’s “Richard III,” 3 p.m.

Starlight Movies – “Black Panther,” 8 p.m.

Ago, on this day (from History.com):

1785Mozart publishes 6th string quartet opus 10 in Vienna.

 1941: Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow Star of David.

1954: “Rear Window”, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, is released.

1972: American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer beats Russian champion Boris Spassky 12.5-8.5 in Reykjavik, Iceland, the first American to win the title, in this most publicized world title match ever played.