Add Your Piece of History… 31st May

31 May
  • On this day in 1859.  Big Ben rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London for the first time.  The massive bell inside the clock tower, weighs more than 13 tons (13,760kg).
  • On this day in 1911.  The hull of the Titanic was launched in Belfast, Ireland.  At the ceremony, a White Star Line employee claimed, “Not even God himself could sink this ship”.
  • On this day in 1927.  Ford Motor Company produced the last “Tin Lizzie”, model T, in order to begin production of the Model A.

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or just general history).

English: Engraving of the second 'Big Ben', ta...

Engraving of the second ‘Big Ben’, taken from The Illustrated News of the World December 4 1858 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: 1910 Model T Ford, Salt Lake City, Utah

1910 Model T Ford, Salt Lake City, Utah (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic under con...

RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic under construction in Belfast, Ireland, 1910 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


2 Responses to “Add Your Piece of History… 31st May”

  1. Bizangelgirl55 June 1, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    Love your blog! You answer some questions I always asked myself and never found the time to research the answer. Thank you for all the time you take to bring answers to a lot of questions. Continue your good work. It is great.

    • 09history - Emma June 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

      Thank you so much Francesca, I really do appreciate you taking the time to let me know. I’m enjoying it so much! Just today I was talking to my Dad about the ‘Tin Lizzie’, and he finished off what I had in my post before I even had a chance to tell him!

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