May 31 1859 – The Big Ben Is Inaugurated

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May 31 1859 – The Big Ben Is InauguratedRate this post The Big Ben is the name by which the clock bell of the famous tower clock of London is known. On May 31, 1859, the Big Ben rang out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster for the first time. Located at the top of the St. Stephen’s Tower, towering at a height of about 320 feet, the Big Ben is perhaps London’s most iconic structure and a symbolic representation of the city across the world. On October 16, 1834, a catastrophic fire had destroyed the seat of the British parliament, the Palace of Westminster. The idea of the […]