I've been reading a lot of US history lately and here's a piece of US history trivia that I didn't know.
John Marshall was the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court. He fought in the revolution, served his country well and helped define the relationship between the individual and the constitution. He was one of the last of the founders when he died on July 8, 1835. The funeral was held on July 8, the anniversary of the date in 1776 when the bells of Philadelphia rang out to celebrate the Declaration of Independence. They tolled again for John Marshall, and as the muted bells tolled, one of them cracked. It was the Liberty Bell and it never rang again.
When I read that sentence my first thought was "that is really, really spooky,"