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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Tuesday 23 July 2019

A random quote from our archives...

"For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls."
Rajiv Gandhi

...more quotes

A random fact...

Aristarchus, a Greek astronomer living about 200 B.C., reportedly was the first person to declare that the Earth revolved around the Sun. His theory was disregarded for hundreds of years.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Jonathan Hutchinson, surgeon/scientist (1828)
  • Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward 1996 Olympics bronze (1972)
  • Michael Foot, MP (1913)
  • Betsy Haworth, deacon/minister (1924)
  • Richard Searby, deputy-chairman, News Corp Ltd-Australia (1931)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Marius-Franeois Gaillard, composer, dies at 72 (1973)
  • Billie Carlyle (1991)
  • Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23 (1568)
  • Henry Hallett Dale, physiologist, dies (1968)
  • Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60 (1971)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • New York Yankees Bob Cerv and E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs (1955)
  • VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR (1959)
  • PLO's 1st hijacking of an El Al plane (1968)
  • Alexandra Park opens in North London (1863)
  • 1st telephone and telegraph line in Hawaii completed (1877)

Number One Single this time last year...

UK: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

Number One Single five years ago...

UK: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

Number One Single ten years ago...

UK: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
US: All 4 One - I Swear
Australia: Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonky Women
US: Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
Australia: The Beatles - The Ballad Of John & Yoko

...more number one singles

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