Today in 1920 science fiction novelist Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, IL.
This is an excerpt from his Dandelion Wine:
It was a quiet morning, the town covered over with darkness and at ease in bed. Summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was long and warm and slow. You had only to rise, lean from your window, and know that this indeed was the first real time of freedom and living, this was the first morning of summer.