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HEARD FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THIS DAY IN 1859

Big Ben Rings Out For the First Time - HISTORY    
   


The famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-
high Elizabeth Tower, rang out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time on May 31, 1859.

After a fire destroyed much of the Palace of Westminster—the headquarters
of the British Parliament—in October 1834, a standout feature of the design
for the new palace was a large clock atop a tower. The royal astronomer, Sir
George Airy, wanted the clock to have pinpoint accuracy, including twice-a-
day checks with the Royal Greenwich Observatory. While many clockmakers dismissed this goal as impossible, Airy counted on the help of Edmund
Beckett Denison, a formidable barrister known for his expertise in horology,
or the science of measuring time.

George Biddell Airy - Wikipedia
Sir George Biddell Airy
(July 27, 1801 – January 2, 1892)

    

  London's Big Ben Will Fall Silent for Four Years - Condé Nast Traveler

The World's Best Known Clock
Sir Edmund Beckett Denison
(1787 – 1874)

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HOPE THIS MAKES YOUR DAY CLINT!

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Clint Eastwood has fallen far - The Washington PostActor/Director Clint Eastwood (Clinton Eastwood Jr.) is 90
years old today. 

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Clint Eastman--the "Spaghetti Westerns" of the 70s | Clint ...

DIRTY HARRY (1971) | WalterFilm

Force Material Episode XXVI: Unforgiven

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Ground Zero Cleanup To End May 30 - CBS News

              
                            

The last steel beam that was standing from one of the World Trade Centre towers leaves ground zero
The last steel beam that was standing from one of the World
Trade Centre towers is driven up West Street between rows
of New York City Fire and Police Department officers.
   

   

 Debra Burlingame: The 9/11 Memorial Museum Held Hostage | 9/11 ...  
In New York, a ceremony was held to officially mark the end
of the clean up from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks
on September 11, 2001.     

    
  

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1953

May 29, 1953 – Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay Become the ...

At 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing
Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, become the first explorers to reach the summit
of Mount Everest, which at 29,035 feet above sea level is the highest point
on earth. The two, part of a British expedition, made their final assault on
the summit after spending a fitful night at 27,900 feet. News of their
achievement broke around the world on June 2, the day of
Queen Elizabeth
II’s coronation
, and Britons hailed it as a good omen for their country’s
future.

29th May 1953: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquer Mount ...

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COVERED BY LIFE ON THIS DAY IN 1952

LIFE Magazine May 26

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