10th December

1868 first (gas) traffic lights installed outside Westminster

1824 George MacDonald born, author of The Princess and the Goblin

1884 Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn published

1903 Mary Norton born, author of The Borrowers

Sweden Nobel Day (award of Nobel prize)

Mississippi state founded 1817, famous for Mississippi mud pie; where Roosevelt invented the teddy bear; pecans and sweet potato.

Mavlana Whirling Dervishes Festival, Turkey (2015) – so play dizzy dizzy ducklings

Lyon’s Fete des Lumieres (2016) http://www.fetedeslumieres.lyon.fr/en

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