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World's Most Famous Clock Falling Silent for 4 Years

London's 'Big Ben' bell needs some renovations

(Newser) - A familiar sound in London won't be heard for four years after next week: Big Ben is going in for renovations. The famous bell in Elizabeth Tower will chime at noon on August 21, then fall largely silent until 2021, reports the Guardian . The bongs, however, will sound on... More »

Clock Strikes 150 for Big Ben

(Newser) - London’s Big Ben will celebrate three 150th birthdays this year, starting with today’s anniversary of the first movement of the huge clock, the Evening Standard reports. July 11 marks the first ringing of “Big Ben,” the Great Bell that eventually gave its name to the tower,... More »

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