When Did the Liberty Bell Crack?

The Liberty Bell is one of the most recognizable symbols stemming from the US Revolutionary War. Legend has it that it was rung on July 8, 1776 to summon the citizens of Philadelphia to a reading of the Declaration of Independence. As for the famous crack in the Liberty Bell, many people do not realize that the Bell cracked first during the testing phase in 1752. While it was recast, the Bell cracked again in 1835. This crack widened when the Bell was struck several times in 1846 to honor George Washington’s birthday. Today, as a result of its fragile state, the Liberty Bell hangs quiet in a special building across the street from Independence Hall in Philadelphia. For more information see here: