Decimal Day (15 February 1971) was the day the United Kingdom and Ireland decimalised their currencies.
|This article is part of the History of the English penny series.|
|The Anglo-Saxons (c. 600 – 1066)|
|Early Normans and the Anarchy (1066–1154)|
|Stuarts and Commonwealth (1603–1707)|
|20th century (1901–1970)|
|Decimal Day, 1971|
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“You are the majorityin number and intelligence; therefore you are the forcewhich is justice. Some are scholars, others are owners; a glorious day will come when the scholars will be owners and the owners scholars. Then your power will be complete, and no man will protest against it.”
—Charles Baudelaire (18211867)
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—David Elkind (20th century)