Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Birthday: Big Ben!

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.

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