This month in history: March

March 1, 1966 – Chancellor of the Exchequer James Callaghan confirmed that Britain would change over to the decimal coinage system in 1971, in what he called an “historic and momentous” decision.

March 26, 1973 – women were admitted to the London Stock Exchange for the first time in the institution’s 200-year history.

March 4, 1975 – silent film star Charlie Chaplin became Sir Charles after receiving a knighthood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

March 5, 1993 – disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson was banned from athletics for life after failing a drugs test for the second time.


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