1. The Weather: There's a chance of showers today, mainly between 10 a.m. and noon, according to the National Weather Service. The day will gradually become mostly sunny, with a high of about 74 degrees. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low of about 60.
2. From history.com's This Day in History: "On this day in 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Selective Service and Training Act, which requires all male citizens between the ages of 26 and 35 to register for the military draft, beginning on October 16. The act had been passed by Congress 10 days earlier."
Also on this day, William Durant created General Motors (1908) and the Mayflower departed from England (1620).