Motown Museum unveils historic document 📜 | Sterling Heights unveils latest installation ♞

Stunning shot of the Mackinac Bridge on a rainy evening! 📷 wandering__aimlessly__/Instagram

Weather: High 88°, low 70° ⛅

The hot and humid weather is sticking around for a bit longer. We're not expecting any thunderstorms during the day, but a shower is possible later tonight. We'll be cooling down later this week!

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Traffic: I-94 bridge, road repair project near DTW 🚧

This started Friday, so for anyone who is waking up today without driving his route since last week, here's your reminder: Eastbound and westbound I-94 will be reduced from three lanes to one lane each between US-24 and I-275 to complete work on the shoulders, which will be used as temporary lanes through the fall.

Check the live Traffic Map here.

Motown Museum reveals Hitsville land contract 🎙️

A copy of the original land contract for Motown Records’ Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit will be unveiled as part of the music company’s 60th anniversary celebration. The event is part of a series of “archive dives” this year to coincide with milestone dates.

Jason Colthorp: Here's who I despised the most as a Detroit sports fan 🏅

We've launched our next bracket tournament to honor those athletes we hated to love as Detroit sports fans. You can vote in the first round right here.

Sterling Heights unveils latest installation ♟️

The city of Sterling Heights will host a ribbon cutting for their latest "community engagement installation," which is an over-sized checkerboard near the library. You may remember their last unveiling -- it didn't exactly go as planned.

World Mosquito Day 🦟

World Mosquito Day is today. It commemorates the day when the relationship between mosquitoes and malaria was identified. The goal is to raise awareness of causes of Malaria, and to to learn methods of prevention.

🗓️ Here's what's on the calendar:

  • Aug. 23 -- Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills at Ford Field 🏈
  • Aug. 29 -- Michigan State Fair begins 🎡
  • Aug. 30 -- Michigan State football opener vs. Tulsa 🏈
  • Aug. 30 -- Arts, Beats and Eats weekend 🖼️ 🎶 🍔
  • Aug. 31 -- Detroit Jazz Festival kicks off 🎷
  • Aug. 31 -- Michigan football opener vs. Middle Tenn. State 🏈
  • Sept. 2 -- 🇺🇸 Labor Day
  • Sept. 7 -- Dally in the Alley in Midtown 🍻
  • Sept. 8 -- Detroit Lions open season in Arizona 🏈
  • Sept. 14 -- 18th Annual Tour de Troit 🚴

Check the Live Guide calendar for more local events, and post your own. 

Today in history: First around-the-world telegram sent 🛰️

On August 20, 1911, a dispatcher in the New York Times office sends the first telegram around the world via commercial service. Exactly 66 years later, NASA sends a different kind of message–a phonograph record containing information about Earth for extraterrestrial beings–shooting into space aboard the unmanned spacecraft Voyager II. 🛰️

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Ken Haddad has proudly been with WDIV/ClickOnDetroit since 2013. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters, and helps lead the WDIV Insider team. He's a big sports fan and is constantly sipping Lions Kool-Aid.