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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Monday 24 February 2020

A random quote from our archives...

"For a moment, nothing happened.Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen."
Douglas Adams

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A random fact...

Napoleon had conquered Italy by the time he was 26 years old.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Winslow Homer, U.S., painter, Gulfstream (1836)
  • Harold Morrow, full back for the Minnesota Vikings (1973)
  • Linda Cristal, Buenos Aires Arg, actress, Victoria-High Chapparal (1934)
  • [Joaquim] Theofilo F Braga, Portuguese poet/author/politician (1843)
  • Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer, Sun (1879)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • George Gobel, Chicago, comedian (George Gobel Show), dies at 71 (1991)
  • Lores Bonney, aviator, dies at 96 (1994)
  • Nikolai A Bulganin, marshal/premier of U.S.S.R. (1955-58), dies at 79 (1975)
  • Richard Nicholson, musician, dies at 89 (1995)
  • Alfred Espinas, French sociologist (Societes Animales), dies at 77 (1922)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh (1974)
  • NHL resumes season since Feb 8th to accomodate the Olympics (1998)
  • 1st U.S. group hospital-medical cooperative authorized, Washington, D.C. (1937)
  • Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers $1M-$3M bounty on Salman Rushdie's death due to his novel, "Satanic Verses" (1989)
  • Claudio Monteverdi's opera "Orfeo," premieres in Mantua (1607)

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: Celine Dion - Think Twice
US: Madonna - Take A Bow
Australia: MC Sar & The Real McCoy - Another Night

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
US: Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Australia: Johnny Farnham - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

...more number one singles

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