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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 26 April 2017

A random quote from our archives...

"The President is always abused. If he isn't, he isn't doing anything."
Harry S. Truman

...more quotes

A random fact...

On November 29, 1987, terrorists attacked voters in Haiti's first democratic election in 30 years. The election was canceled after 34 people were killed, and 70 others injured.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Sarah Tueting, ice hockey goalie, USA, 1998 Olympics (1976)
  • Artemus Ward, Charles Farrar Browne, humorist (1834)
  • Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian (1841)
  • Alice Cary, Cincinnati, American poet, Cincinnati Sentinel (1820)
  • Trudi Ferguson, Miss Universe-Jamaica 1996 (1975)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Emily McLaughlin, U.S. actress (Jessie-General Hospital), dies at 61 (1991)
  • Johan N C "Joan" Collette, painter, dies at 68 (1958)
  • Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Norwegian writer (Mary, Nobel 1903), dies at 77 (1910)
  • Jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist/educationalist, dies at 74 (1941)
  • Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, composer, dies at 40 (1785)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn (1514)
  • Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum (1951)
  • Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman (1952)
  • Firestone World Bowling Tournament (Mercury Open) won by Jim Godman (1969)
  • U.S. minesweeper "Hobson" rams aircraft carrier "Wasp," kills 176 (1952)

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: Right Said Fred - Deeply Dippy
US: Kris Kross - Jump
Australia: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Sandie Shaw - Puppet On A String
US: Nancy & Frank Sinatra - Somethin' Stupid
Australia: The Mamas & The Papas - Dedicated To the One I Love

...more number one singles

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