Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 10, 2012

There are 21 days left in 2012!

Welcome to Monday, Dec. 10, 2012! Here are five interesting facts about today: 

  1. Hey, red light! The first traffic lights were installed in London on this day in 1868. Red and green gas lamps were installed outside of the Palace of Westminster
  2. Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," arguably the greatest American novel, was published for the first time on Dec. 10, 1884.
  3. Famous birthdays: Former Chicago Mayor Rod Blagojevich is 56; American chef Bobby Flay is 48 and drummer Meg White (The White Stripes) is 38. 
  4. Is your house a glimmering example of what a home shuld look lie this holiday season? If so, take some pictures and enter your home in Patch's annual Holiday Light Contest. Find out all the contest details here
  5. The weather today is going to be rainy with a high temperature of 65 degrees. The evening will be partly cloudy with a low temperature of 42 degrees, according to the National Weather Service

Enjoy this overcast day!


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