contrary to what 1970s pop group Paper Lace might think, does not have an east side. The Bank of England was nationalised in 1946. Australian currency was decimalised in 1966.
Born today: Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), BoomBoom Geoffrion (1931-2006), Kevin Keegan (1951) and Simon Pegg (1970).
Today is the Lunar New Year and the first day of the Year of the Tiger. Happy New Year, everyone.
(You didn't really think I was going to say anything about that other thing that is happening today, did you?)