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On This Day – 31 December

Posted on: Mon 31 Dec 2018

On This Day;

In 1695, a window tax was imposed in England causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows to avoid paying.

In 1998, Exchange rates between the euro and legacy currencies in the Eurozone were fixed so that on January 1, 1999, the European Union could introduce its new currency.

In 1999, Sarah Knauss died at the age of 119 years. She was the world’s oldest person, having been born September 24, 1880.

In 1907, the ball dropped at Times Square for the first time, signalling the New Year.

Breakfast producer Zoe Kounadis joins Tom Mann to discuss more about these events from history.



Produced by Zoe Kounadis

Image Sourced: Wikimedia Commons


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