BIG BEN HISTORY Learning the History of Big Ben. The construction of Big Ben was commissioned during the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster in the wake of an 1834 fire. Parliament determined that the new buildings should incorporate an impressive clock tower and passed a bill to that end in 1844.
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Big Ben Fails to Win London Marathon Record. Imagine running 26.2 miles as Big Ben and getting stuck at the finish line? Lukas Bates, 30, from Maidstone, in the U.K, tried to get into the Guinness World Records Book for fastest marathon time dressed as a landmark. No mean feat to undertake, the current world record stands at 34 minutes and 34.
The loss to the Jets, who were 5-9 at the time they played last week and took the Steelers out of control of their own destiny, was the all-too familiar bad loss to a bad team.
Since 2000, there have been only four occasions when a pitcher pulled off the incredible feat of striking out 18 or more batters in a game. Randy Johnson, Corey Kluber and Max Scherzer-- who have a combined 10 Cy Young Awards -- were responsible for three of them.The other happened 16 years ago on this date, via the right arm of Ben Sheets. Sheets was sensational in a complete-game win.
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Roethlisberger’s momentum might be enough to get the best of Brady on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET at Heinz Field, where Big Ben is sometimes unstoppable. But Brady’s track record says otherwise.