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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Monday 14 June 2021

A random quote from our archives...

"Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do."
Charles Schumer

...more quotes

A random fact...

The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Sam Shade, NFL strong safety for the Cincinnati Bengals (1973)
  • Theodore Bloomfield, composer (1923)
  • John Edgar Widerman, U.S. writer (1941)
  • Bob Frankston, programmer, VisiCalc (1949)
  • Ernesto "Che" Guevara Serna, Arg/Cuba revolutionary, Cuba (1928)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Daniel Marot, French/Neth, architect/engraver, dies at about 88 (1752)
  • Charles Augustus, grand duke of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach, dies (1828)
  • Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer and actor (City Heat), dies at 66 (1994)
  • Richard Jaeckel, actor, Starman, The Dark, dies of cancer at 70 (1997)
  • Richard Jaeckel, actor, dies at 70 (1997)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Colleen Walker wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic (1987)
  • President Eisenhower signs order adding words "under God" to the Pledge (1954)
  • Catharina de Medici and Duke of Alva discuss Calvinism (1565)
  • Battle of Marengo (Alessandria): Bonaparte vs Austria (1800)
  • US Union warship USS Kearsarge appears at Cherbourg (1864)

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: The Fugees - Killing Me Softly
US: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - Tha Crossroads
Australia: George Michael - Fastlove

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Middle Of The Road - Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
US: Carole King - It's Too Late c/w I Feel The Earth Move
Australia: The Hollies - Too Young To Be Married

...more number one singles

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