When did the Liberty Bell first arrive in Philadelphia?
The Pennsylvania Assembly made an order for what would become the Liberty Bell in 1751: Isaac Norris, Assembly speaker and chairman of the State House superintendents, asked an agent of the Assembly in London to purchase the bell, which arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752. Including shipping and insurance, the bell cost 150 pounds, 13 shillings and 8 pence. The Liberty Bell’s famous crack is believed to have happened upon its arrival in the city, when it was being tested. It sustained another big crack on George Washington’s birthday in 1846. Sources: Constitution Daily, USHistory.org