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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Sunday 26 September 2021

A random quote from our archives...

"A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed."
Eric Hoffer

...more quotes

A random fact...

While serving in Congress, Thomas Jefferson introduced a bill that attempted to bar slavery from all future states admitted to the Union, a measure that might later have prevented the U.S. Civil War if it had not been defeated by a single vote.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Maggie L Walker, black business and civic leader (1867)
  • Helen Giuliani, mother of Rudy, Mayor-R-NYC, 1994-2002 (1909)
  • Joop Admiral, Dutch actor and director, You Are My Mother (1937)
  • Imre Vincze, composer (1926)
  • Tracey Thorn, rock vocalist, Everything But The Girl (1962)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Solomon Bandaranaike, PM of Ceylon (1956-59), assassinated at 60 (1959)
  • Juanita Hansen, actress (Fast Company), dies of heart ailment at 67 (1961)
  • James Boyden, British Labour MP (1959-79), dies at 82 (1993)
  • Seymour Shifrin, composer, dies at 53 (1979)
  • Pavlos Bakoyannis, Greek parliament leader, murdered in Rome (1989)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of British Empire (1965)
  • Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open (1970)
  • Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3 (1992)
  • Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27 (1977)
  • Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2 years) (1973)

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: The Fugees - Ready Or Not
US: Los Del Rio - Macarena
Australia: Los Del Rio - Macarena

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Tams - Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me
US: Rod Stewart - Maggie May c/w Reason To Believe
Australia: Drummond - Daddy Cool

...more number one singles

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