Friday, April 11, 2008
Here's a neat story- Big Ben, the bell inside Parliament's Saint Stephen's Tower, turns 150 this week!
I first remembering hearing the sound of Big Ben on an old Edward R. Murrow record, I Can Hear It Now, as it chimed on VE day in World War Two.
I had no idea, until I read this article, that Big Ben and the Liberty Bell were close cousins...but it seems appropriate, huh?
Happy Birthday, Old Friend.