Today in History - April 10
Saturday, Apr 10 2010 by kjfitz
1858 – The original Big Ben, a 14.5 tonne bell for the Palace of Westminster is cast in Stockton-on-Tees by Warner's of Cripplegate. This however cracked during testing and was recasted into the 13.76 tonne bell by Whitechapel Bell Foundry and is still in use to date.
1815 – The Mount Tambora volcano begins its peak eruption period that lasts until July 15.