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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Saturday 25 June 2016

A random quote from our archives...

"How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

...more quotes

A random fact...

A dog's nose has more than 200 scent-receiving cells.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Phyllis George-Brown, Denton, Texas, Miss Amer, 1971, /sportscaster, CBS (1949)
  • Wilbert Bank, actor and director, On Hope of Blessing (1942)
  • Patrick Michael Mitchell, Ottawa, one of FBI's most wanted (1942)
  • Margriet M C Baers, Flemish philosopher (1889)
  • Leeland McElroy, running back for the Arizona Cardinals (1974)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • NBA Finals, San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks 4 games to 1 (1999)
  • WH Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67 (1960)
  • Leslie Arthur Sirkin, geologist, dies at 65 (2000)
  • Alfred C Kinsey, U.S. zoologist/sexologist, dies at 62 (1956)
  • Tony Hancock, actor and writer (Call Me Genius, Rebel), dies at 43 (1968)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination (1941)
  • French troops occupy Charleroi (1794)
  • Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello (1947)
  • Wibbert of Ravenna chosen as anti-pope Clemens III (1080)
  • Korean conflict begins; N Korea invades S Korea (1950)

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: Nelly Furtado - Maneater
US: Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean - Hips Don't Lie
Australia: Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean - Hips Don't Lie

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Jason Donovan - Any Dream Will Do
US: Paula Abdul - Rush Rush
Australia: Olivia Newton John & John Travolta - Grease Megamix

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Beatles - Paperback Writer
US: The Beatles - Paperback Writer
Australia: Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night

...more number one singles

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