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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Saturday 1 November 2014

A random quote from our archives...

"We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our worst enemies."
Roderick Thorp

...more quotes

A random fact...

The pressure at the center of the Earth is 27,000 tons per square inch. At the center of the giant planet Jupiter, the pressure is three times as great.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Eddie Williams, Sheveport, Louisiana, infielder for the Detroit Tigers (1964)
  • N Jan Davis, Cocoa Beach Florida, PhD/astronaut, STS 47, 60, 85 (1953)
  • Joseph Benjamin Palmer, Brig General Confederate Army, died in 1890 (1825)
  • Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian Author (1923)
  • Dirk Vollenhoven, Dutch composer/philosopher (1891)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Doro Merande, actress (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 77 (1975)
  • Pietro Badoglio, Italian general (1922-43), dies at 85 (1956)
  • Richard Krautheimer, art historian, dies at 97 (1994)
  • Joan McCracken, actress (Claudie The Story of a Marriage), dies at 38 (1961)
  • Johann Samuel Schroeter, composer, dies (1788)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • "Top Banana" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 356 performances (1951)
  • Chris Sabo, wins NL Rookie of Year award (1988)
  • Fukumi Tani wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship (1987)
  • John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest (1942)
  • Eugene O'Neill's "Emperor Jones," premieres in New York City (1920)

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: Ja Rule featuring R.Kelly & Ashanti - Wonderful
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: Roxette - Listen To Your Heart
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

...more number one singles

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