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Why is the clock tower in London called Big Ben?

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Harmony Will
2020-07-07 18:16:42
2020-07-07 18:16:42

It's not. The "Big Ben" moniker technically refers to the bell inside the clock towerโ€”the tower itself is officially called Elizabeth Tower, in honor of Queen Elizabeth II. The bell was installed in 1858 and was probably named after Sir Benjamin Hall, a civil engineer and member of the House of Commons whose name is inscribed on the bell.

There is a less likely theory that the bell was named after Ben Caunt, a bare-knuckle boxing champion who went by "Big Ben." Though this theory is a lot more fun, it can't be proven.

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Anonymous
2020-08-02 04:34:22
2020-08-02 04:34:22

Close. Big Fred.

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Anonymous
2020-07-23 01:54:14
2020-07-23 01:54:14

Maybe it was designed by big ben

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Anonymous
2020-07-21 15:13:22
2020-07-21 15:13:22

Because it could mess you up fam.

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2020-07-16 06:28:31
2020-07-16 06:28:31

Pankaj

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2020-07-15 08:14:25
2020-07-15 08:14:25

rabindranath thakur rachana

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