February 15, 1971

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1971 on what became known as the “Decimal Day” in the United Kingdom, the British currency was brought onto the base 10 system. Before this date one British pound was made up of 240 pence (20 shillings) which made it difficult for those who didn’t grow up in the system to calculate exact change. Truth be known, it was even difficult for those who grew up in the system. There were those against the change as they were wont to say, “If getting cheater in a trade and not knowing if getting the correct change was good enough for me old grandpappy, it’s good enough for me and me grandkids!”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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