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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Monday 24 January 2022

A random quote from our archives...

"The proposed Constitution is, in strictness, neither a national nor a federal constitution; but a composition of both."
James Madison

...more quotes

A random fact...

A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Michael Ontkean, Vancouver BC, actor, Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks (1946)
  • Laure Belleville, Miss Universe-France 1996 (1976)
  • Mary Lou Retton, Fairmont, West Virginia, gymnist, Oly-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-84 (1968)
  • Rob Dibble, Bridgeport, Connecticut, pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds (1964)
  • Gustav III, king during Swedish Enlightenment, 1771-92 (1746)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • James "Shep" Shepherd, rocker (Shep and Limelites), beaten to death (1970)
  • Winston Churchill, PM of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55), dies at 90 (1965)
  • Felix Timmermans, writer/painter (Gift from St. Nicholas), dies at 60 (1947)
  • Eligio Celestino, composer, dies at 72 (1812)
  • George Jenatsch, Grisons leader, assassinated (1639)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Matthias I Corvinus chosen king of Hungary (1458)
  • Carter Executive Order on Intelligence (1978)
  • Apple Computer unveils its Macintosh personal computer (1984)
  • Emily Hobhouse view lord Kitcheners concentration camp at Bloemfontein (1901)
  • Francois I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy (1534)

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: White Town - Your Woman
US: Toni Braxton - Unbreak My Heart
Australia: Silverchair - Freak

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The New Seekers - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
US: Don McLean - American Pie
Australia: John Lennon - Imagine

...more number one singles

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