1. The Weather: Today will be mostly sunny with a high of about 89 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Tonight will see those chances go up to about 50 percent, and a low of about 67 degrees.
2. From history.com's This Day in History: Today's date is a significant one in war history. During the American Revolution, Congress received the news of the defeat at Brandywine (1777); in Civil War action, the first Battle of Lexington, MO began (1861); and in the Cold War, German occupation rights were relinquished by the U.S., Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union (1990).
Also on this date, John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier (1953).