It’s Sept. 2, the 245th day of the year; 120 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 73 at the Chicago shore, 61 at the Chicago crib and 68 at the Wilmette buoy.


Soccerfest, 11 a.m.

Richard III” 3 p.m.

Ago on this Day (from

31 BCE:  Battle of Actium: decisive naval battle that effectively ends the Roman Republic. Octavian’s forces defeat those under Mark Antony and Cleopatra off the western coast of Greece.

1192: Sultan Saladin and King Richard the Lionheart of England sign treaty over Jerusalem, at end of the Third Crusade

1864: Union General William T Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during Savannah Campaign in the US Civil War.

1901 Theodore Roosevelt advises “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”

1944: Holocaust diarist Anne Frank sent to Auschwitz concentration camp.

1965: Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his MLB 400th career HR (off Curt Simmons) in Chicago’s 5-3 win over St. Louis at Wrigley Field; Simmons also gave up Willie Mays’ 400th HR in 1963.