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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Tuesday 27 September 2016

A random quote from our archives...

"The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive. I didn't think about it coming along with the job and I never, during my three years at drama school, fantasized about one bit of it."
Paul Bettany

...more quotes

A random fact...

Lotteries are not new. The original thirteen colonies of the United States were financed with the help of lottery dollars. Additionally, the U.S. government used lotteries to raise money to help defray the costs of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • A Martinez, Glendale California, actor, Whiz Kids, LA Law, Santa Barbara (1947)
  • Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, composer (1677)
  • Anton Roemer, Dutch actor, Potasch and Perlemoer, Boefje (1887)
  • Malachy Loye, cricketer, Northamptonshire and England "A" batsman (1972)
  • Mark Bradtke, Adelaide SA Aus, basketball center, Olympics-88, 92, 96 (1968)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Saad Sayd, [Abu Walid], Palestinian commandant in Lebanon, dies (1982)
  • Aimee Semple McPherson, Canada/US evangelist/faith healer, dies at 53 (1944)
  • Edouard Corbiere, French captain/writer (Le Negrier), dies at 82 (1875)
  • William V Shannon, U.S. ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), dies at 61 (1988)
  • Francisco Brochado da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962), dies at 52 (1962)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France) (1910)
  • Bert Bechichar, Baltimore Colts, kicks a 56-yard field goal (1953)
  • King Constantine I of Greece abdicates (1922)
  • Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481) (1931)
  • Jo Shelby's cavalry in action at Moffat's Station, Arkansas (1863)

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: Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
US: Justin Timberlake - Sexyback
Australia: Sandi Thom - I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
US: Color Me Badd - I Adore Mi Amor
Australia: Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Jim Reeves - Distant Drums
US: The Association - Cherish
Australia: The Beatles - Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby

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