Picture this: it’s 1793. In England, George III is on the throne and the Bank of England issues the first ever ‘fiver’. In the U.S.A, George Washington hosts the first US cabinet meeting as President and the capital moves from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. In France, the French Revolution is in full swing with King Louis XVI guillotined, and France becomes the first country to adopt the metric system.
And in Ireland, the Irish Stock Exchange is founded. Though of course, that is not to say that there weren’t other important things happening in Ireland at the time as well….
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