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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Friday 29 April 2016

A random quote from our archives...

"My level of cynicism about the reasons that took us to war against Iraq remain just as well-developed as they were before I went."
Ted Koppel

...more quotes

A random fact...

The rich flavor of dark turkey meat is especially valued in soup and stew recipes. Dark meat holds up better than white meat in rich marinades.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Deborah Iyall, rocker, Romeo Void (1954)
  • God Shammgod, NBA guard, Washington Wizards (1976)
  • Phil Tufnell, cricketer, England slow lefty and slower fieldsman (1966)
  • Elisaveta Bagrjana, [Beltsheva], Bulgaria, poet (1893)
  • Ab Abspoel, Dutch actor and director, Surprise Attack, Elevator (1925)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Irving Fisher, U.S. economist, dies at 80 (1947)
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian Philosopher (1951)
  • Peter Tali Coleman, Governor of Americ Samoa (1956-61, 78-85, 89-93), dies (1997)
  • Cy Howard, director (Lovers and Other Strangers), dies at 77 (1993)
  • Jules Verstraete, [Julien G de Graef], actor (Boefje), dies at 67 (1951)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens (1930)
  • 2nd government of Lubbers falls (1989)
  • 100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth, Mississippi (1862)
  • Premiere of Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna) (1784)
  • Drenthe Netherlands adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701 (1701)

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: Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
US: Daniel Powter - Bad Day
Australia: Rihanna - SOS

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Cher - The Shoop Shoop Song
US: Amy Grant - Baby Baby
Australia: Ratcat - Tingles (ep) (Ain't That Bad)

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
US: The Young Rascals - Good Lovin'
Australia: Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

...more number one singles

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