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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Saturday 25 October 2014

A random quote from our archives...

"A book is the only immortality."
Rufus Choate

...more quotes

A random fact...

There is a correspondence between the fluctuation of agricultural production and sunspot variations. Production of wheat, for example, reached high figures during sunspots maximums and low figures during sunspot minimums.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Selly Fernandes, Curacao poet, Winking with Selly (1943)
  • Chris Murray, Port Hardy, NHL right wing, Montreal Canadiens (1974)
  • Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], Israeli Prime Minister, MWP, 1963-69 (1895)
  • Nick Thorpe, rocker, Curiosity Killed the Cat-Keep Your Distance (1965)
  • Walter Hyatt, Musician (1949)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French writer (Last Days), dies at 73 (1976)
  • Mary C Lawton, jurist (CIA's Agency Seal Medallion), dies at 58 (1993)
  • Marcellinus, bishop of Rome, dies (304)
  • Robert of Bar, French knight, dies in battle (1415)
  • Robert Lorimer Riggs, tennis Player, dies at 77 (1995)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden (1963)
  • Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open (1970)
  • Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* vs. India (1952)
  • David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA vs. Victoria (1982)
  • Atty James L Curtis named minister of Liberia (1915)

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: Eric Prydz - Call On Me
US: Usher and Alicia Keys - My Boo
Australia: Delta Goodrem - Out Of The Blue

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers - That's What I Like
US: Janet Jackson - Miss You Much
Australia: Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers - Swing The Mood

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Sandie Shaw - (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me
US: The Supremes - Baby Love
Australia: Ray Columbus & The Invaders - She's A Mod

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