Independence Hall, once known as the Old State House, took 21 years to build after ground was first broken on the project in 1732. This is because the provincial government paid for it little by little. The planning and construction were also contentious, as the committee members responsible for the hall often disagreed.Continue Reading
The Second Continental Congress met in Independence Hall in May 1775, and chose George Washington as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. The building hosted the U.S. Congress on and off until 1783, when it finally moved to Princeton, N.J.
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed inside Independence Hall. The Liberty Bell most likely proclaimed the event from the building's bell tower on July 8.
The U.S. Constitution was signed at Independence Hall after being drafted and debated by delegates from all 13 colonies, save Rhode Island. The debate over independence went on from May to September 1787. During this time, the windows of Independence Hall were kept closed during the debates, even in the heat of summer, so no one could eavesdrop on the proceedings.
The body of Abraham Lincoln lay in state in Independence Hall's Assembly Room between April 22 and 24, 1865.Learn more about US History
Find ranches to buy with Hall and Hall on the firm’s website, and use the filters provided to fine-tune your search. Hall and Hall’s lending arm provides financing services to help fund your purchase. View search results on a map to get an overview of upcoming auctions and focus on ranches in a location you prefer.Full Answer >
Tamron Hall was not married as of March 2015, when she made an appearance on "The Meredith Vieira Show" and participated in a game in which she chose one of three bachelors to date. The news anchor has previously been romantically linked to one of her colleagues, Lawrence O’Donnell.Full Answer >
A Hall probe is a sophisticated instrument used to measure magnetic field strength. It is a thin film that measures the transverse voltage when it is placed in the magnetic field. The Hall probe works on the Hall effect that was discovered by the scientist E.H. Hall in 1879.Full Answer >
Superior Hall Quality dinnerware are dining dishes and products manufactured by the Hall China Company in East Liverpool, Ohio. The company uses a single-fire kiln process resulting in a lead-free and uniform product.Full Answer >