Rotary Friendship Garden

It’s Sept. 7, the 250th day of the year; 115 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 68 at the Chicago shore, 72 at the Chicago crib and 71 at the Wilmette buoy.

A wonderful weekend awaits, with the farmers market, Richard III, the electric car festival, Streets Alive and more. Enjoy Friday, fall is approaching.

On This Day in the Past (from

1813: United States nicknamed Uncle Sam.

1896:  Electric car wins the first auto race in the United States.

1864: Atlanta is evacuated.

1911: Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested for stealing the Mona Lisa.

1953: Maureen Connolly wins U.S. Open.

1977: President Jimmy Carter agrees to transfer Panama Canal to Panama.

1996: Tupac Shakur is shot.