Today is Wednesday, Sept. 18, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It should be another beautiful day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 70. Tonight should be clear, with a low around 48. (sunrise, 6:26 a.m.; high tide, 10:44 a.m.; low tide, 4:48 p.m.; sunset, 6:48 p.m.)
2. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will make a stop in Salem this afternoon to promote her campaign for governor. Coakley is scheduled to appear at Front Street Coffee House at 3:45 p.m.
4. The Salem Historical Commission will meet tonight at the City Hall Annex on Washington Street. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., is expected to feature a discussion regarding the installation of a telecommunications facility on Charter Street, according to the posted agenda.
5. Today in History: On Sept. 18, 1997, United States media magnate Ted Turner donated $1 billion to the United Nations.