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Okay, so technically I mean the Great Clock at Westminster Palace, as Big Ben is really the largest bell inside the clock tower, but on May 31, 1859, the clock at Westminster Palace first began to tick. CBS This Morning and Yahoo! have shared an exclusive (for Americans like me, anyway) and fascinating look into the inner workings and history of the clock and bell.

Big Ben keeps on ticking, 153 years and counting

Happy birthday to what is probably the iconic London landmark, and may it keep chiming for another 153 years!