Welcome to Monday, Dec. 10, 2012! Here are five interesting facts about today:
- 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.
- Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," arguably the greatest American novel, was published for the first time on Dec. 10, 1884.
- Famous birthdays: Former Chicago Mayor Rod Blagojevich is 56; American chef Bobby Flay is 48 and drummer Meg White (The White Stripes) is 38.
- 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.
- 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!