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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Tuesday 27 January 2015

A random quote from our archives...

"I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot."
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

...more quotes

A random fact...

Andrew Johnson's Secretary of State, William Seward, purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Richard Taylor, Lieutenant General Confederate Army, died in 1879 (1826)
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer, That's Dancing (1948)
  • Haimish Karrasch, Australian rower 1996 Olympics (1976)
  • Anna Larina, revolutionary (1914)
  • Alan Milburn, British MP (1958)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Ernst Penzoldt, writer, dies (1955)
  • Francesca Primus, columnist (Back Stage), dies at 45 (1992)
  • John Gibson, sculptor, dies (1866)
  • Helen Jerome Eddy, actress (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 92 (1990)
  • Gene Harris, entertainer, dies after long illness (1992)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • 15 day old siamese twins separated - Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies (1996)
  • 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London (1926)
  • Superbowl XXV: New York Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19 in Tampa Superbowl MVP: Ottis Anderson, New York Giants, RB (1991)
  • States of Gelderland accepts Willem van Kleef as viceroy (1538)
  • US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site (1951)

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: Ciara featuring Petey Pablo - Goodies
US: Mario - Let Me Love You
Australia: Nitty - Nasty Girl

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Kylie Minogue - Tears On My Pillow
US: Michael Bolton - How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
Australia: B.52's - Love Shack

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Moody Blues - Go Now
US: Petula Clark - Downtown
Australia: Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs - Over The Rainbow

...more number one singles

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