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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Sunday 20 May 2018

A random quote from our archives...

"The major challenge for the United States is whether it can become the first outward-looking, continental, nonimperialist power in history."
Larry Summers

...more quotes

A random fact...

A ball hitting the foul pole at Yankee Stadium in the 1930s was in play, not a homer.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Jane Wiedlin, Wisc, singer/guitarist, GoGos, Fur, Rush Hour (1958)
  • Susan Cowsill, Newport, Rhode Island, rock vocalist, Cowsills-We Can Fly (1960)
  • William Hewlett, cofounder, Hewlett-Packard Co (1913)
  • Dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, 1st lady, 1809-17 (1768)
  • Todd Peat, WLAF guard for the Frankfurt Galaxy (1964)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Virgilio Boat, president of Colombia (1986-90), dies (1997)
  • Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 (1444)
  • Dame Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor, dies in fire at 72 (1975)
  • Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 (1506)
  • Ronald Russell, actor/manager (We Are Angels), dies at 83 (1994)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • U.S. performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) (1958)
  • German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg (1631)
  • Michael Dokes and Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for hw boxing title (1983)
  • Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF and Harley Race for trademark name "king" (1987)
  • Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration airs on CBS-tv (1986)

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: Ace Of Base - All That She Wants
US: Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes
Australia: Faith No More - Easy

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett - Young Girl
US: Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
Australia: The Irish Rovers - The Unicorn

...more number one singles

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