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LIBERTY BELL TRIVIA

The bell cracked the first time it was rung.

The bell weighed 2080 pounds when it was cast.

The strike note of the Bell is E-flat

On June 6, 1944, when Allied forces landed in France, the sound of the bell was broadcast to all parts of the country

There are three known recordings of the Bell.
Two were made in the 1940s for radio stations to play;
the third is currently owned by Columbia Records.

About 1,500,000 people annually make a pilgrimage to the Bell.

On the bell, "Pennsylvania" is spelled "Pensylvania"

When the Liberty Bell first cracked, it was given to Pass & Stow to recast. A replacement bell was ordered from Whitechapel Foundry in England. The Pass & Stow bell was completed and installed before the new one came from Whitechapel.

As an April Fools (1996) joke, Taco Bell ran a full-page ad in various newspapers, including The New York Times, claiming to have bought the Liberty Bell.


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