Big Ben became functional in London on 7th September 1859

There is a question that rules the Google trends charts every morning. Where it originates from is still a mystery, but AMERICA wants to know the answer.

Today’s question is:

What happened in London on September 7th, 1859?

Answer:

Big Ben became operational

A gigantic time machine that sits inside the houses of Parliament in London and is the icon for which London is most famous. The hours hand is 9 feet long and minutes hand is 14 feet long.

Big Ben and the London Eye (slightly visible) at night. Majestic!

Big Ben and the London Eye (slightly visible) at night. Majestic!

My Question!

Why is Big Ben called Big Ben? Lets see if you can find that out. πŸ˜‰

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