1. The Weather: There's a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 a.m., and the a chance of showers between 7 and 9 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. The rest of the day will be partly sunny, with a high of about 88 degrees.
Thursday night will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 and until about 10 p.m. Overnight will be mostly cloudy with a low of about 68.
2. From history.com's This Day in History: "On this day in 1950, officials of the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) accept Althea Gibson into their annual championship at Forest Hills, New York, making her the first African-American player to compete in a U.S. national tennis competition.
"Growing up in Harlem, the young Gibson was a natural athlete. She started playing tennis at the age of 14 and the very next year won her first tournament, the New York State girls' championship, sponsored by the American Tennis Association (ATA), which was organized in 1916 by black players as an alternative to the exclusively white USLTA. After prominent doctors and tennis enthusiasts Hubert Eaton and R. Walter Johnson took Gibson under their wing, she won her first of what would be 10 straight ATA championships in 1947."
Also on this day, the U.S. won the first America's Cup (1851) and Pulitzer Prize-winning author E. Annie Proulx was born (1935).