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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Monday 27 March 2017

A random quote from our archives...

"Be faithful to that which exists within yourself."
Andre Gide

...more quotes

A random fact...

Most believe that John F. Kennedy was the United States' youngest President. He was not. Theodore Roosevelt was. Teddy Roosevelt was President McKinley's vice-president. When McKinley was assassinated, Roosevelt was 42, making Roosevelt the youngest U.S. president. John Kennedy, at 43, was the youngest elected president.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Harold Nicholas, U.S. actor, Tap, 5 Heartbeats, Stormy Weather (1924)
  • Pearson, mathematician (1857)
  • Golo Mann, [Gottfried], German and U.S. historian, Antisemitism (1909)
  • Mariah Carey, Musician (1971)
  • Irina Belova, Russian pentathelete, world record 1992 (1968)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • May Allison, actress (Youth for Salem Men of Steel), dies (1989)
  • Maurits C Escher, Dutch lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), dies at 73 (1972)
  • Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50 (1991)
  • Arnulf I, the Elder/the Great, count of Flanders (918-65), dies (965)
  • Milton Berle, American Comedian (2002)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • U.S. 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden (1945)
  • Elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900m down (23 die) (1980)
  • Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic (1977)
  • Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school (1962)
  • Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (GDR) (1988)

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: Shakespears Sister - Stay
US: Vanessa Williams - Save The Best For Last
Australia: Julian Lennon - Saltwater

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Engelbert Humperdinck - Release Me
US: The Turtles - Happy Together
Australia: The Beatles - Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever

...more number one singles

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