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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Tuesday 20 November 2018

A random quote from our archives...

"The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration."
Allan Bloom

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A random fact...

A study by researcher Frank Hu and the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who snore are at an increased risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Malvin Hunter, CFL defensive end for the Edmonton Eskimos (1969)
  • Robert Kennedy, American Politician (1925)
  • Thea Vidale, actress, Family Matters (1955)
  • Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer (1896)
  • Reginald Denny Richmond England, actor, Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman (1891)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Marcel Dalio, actor (Casablanca), dies at 83 (1983)
  • Arnold Geulincx, South Netherlands philosopher (Cholera), dies at 45 (1669)
  • Cathy Lewis, actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies of cancer at 50 (1968)
  • Christopher Frank, French writer, dies at 51 (1993)
  • Karl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammer, composer, dies at 56 (1927)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Confederate army of Tennessee, organizes under Gen Braxton Bragg (1862)
  • 1st Seminole War begins in Florida (1817)
  • US's 1st artificial blood transfusion occurs at University of Minnesota Hospital (1979)
  • Ronald Reagan announced candidacy for Rep nomination for president (1975)
  • English minister William Pitt Sr resigns (1755)

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: Meatloaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
US: Meatloaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
Australia: Ace Of Base - All That She Wants

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Hugo Montenegro - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
US: The Beatles - Hey Jude
Australia: The Beatles - Hey Jude

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