Sunday, May 31, 2015

History Trivia - Big Ben rings out for the first time

May 31,

1279 BC – Ramses II (The Great, 19th dynasty) became pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

1076 The execution of Waltheof of Northumbria ended the 'Revolt of the Earls' against William the Conqueror.

1859 Big Ben, located atop St. Stephen's tower, went into operation in London, ringing out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London for the first time.

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