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On This Day In History ... 1st March

1682 - Strassbourg adopts the Gregorian calendar; it would have been February 19th

1700 - Denmark and Norway adopts the Gregorian calendar; it would have been February 19th

1753 - Sweden adopts the Gregorian calendar; it would have been February 18th (a day earlier!)

1946 - The British Governement took control of the Bank of England after 252 years.

1947 - The International Monetary Fund began financial operations. Its goal was to stabilize exchange rates and to assist the reconstruction of the world’s international payment system.

1963 - Gerry and the Pacemakers released their first British single, How Do You Do It, a song the Beatles had rejected.

 

Written By: Feona L Horton

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