December 9, 1868 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 1st British government of Gladstone forms
  • 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Fritz Haber, German phycist-chemist (Nobel 1919)