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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 23 April 2014

A random quote from our archives...

"Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity."
Herbert Spencer

...more quotes

A random fact...

Cleopatra was part Macedonian, part Greek, and part Iranian. She was not an Egyptian.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Benoit Doucet, born in Montreal, Quebec, hockey forward, Team Germany 1998 (1963)
  • Lucius du Bignon Clay, U.S., general, WW II, /gov, West Germany (1897)
  • Joseph Martin Mudd, born in Louisville, Kentucky, PGA golfer, 1988 Federal Express (1960)
  • Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet (1928)
  • Edmund Henry Hynman, 1st viscount Allenby of Megiddo/Fieldmarshal (1861)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Charles G. Dawes, American Vice President (1951)
  • Franz Sebastian Haindl, composer, dies at 85 (1812)
  • Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51 (1970)
  • Guess Saleh, [Sarief Bastaman], Javanese painter, dies (1880)
  • George, knight of Cappadocie?/saint/patron of England, beheaded (303)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Norm Duke (1994)
  • 4-day allied bombing on Rostock begins (1942)
  • WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery, Alabama (IND/CBS) begins broadcasting (1953)
  • "Shirnada" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 4 performances (1992)
  • Marion Berry, former mayor of Washington D.C., let out of prison (1992)

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: Eamon - F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)
US: Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris - Yeah!
Australia: Eamon - F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: The Bangles - Eternal Flame
US: Madonna - Like A Prayer
Australia: Madonna - Like A Prayer

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Peter & Gordon - A World Without Love
US: The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
Australia: The Beatles - All My Loving (ep)

...more number one singles

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