History Blog

December 10

Happy Birthday RIP “Dorothy Lamour”(Mary Slaton 1914–1996) Harold Gould(Goldstein 1923–2010) Makoto Iwamatsu(“Mako” 1933–2006) Michael Clarke Duncan(1957–2012) ; Fionnghuala Flanagan–82 Gloria Goff(“Loring ”)–77 Susan Dey(Smith)–71 Paul Hardcastle–66 Kenneth Branagh–63 Virenia “Nia” Peeples–62 Patrick Flueger–40 Raven-Symoné Pearman–38 ; 1868 – The first traffic lights are installed, outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps