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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Monday 15 September 2014

A random quote from our archives...

"Scratch most feminists and underneath there is a woman who longs to be a sex object. The difference is that is not all she wants to be."
Betty Rollin

...more quotes

A random fact...

The groundhog is a member of the rodent family. The typical adult groundhog can weigh approximately 8 to 14 pounds and average about 22 inches in length.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Jacques d'Ancona, journalist/TV host, Sound-Mix Show (1935)
  • Joe L Barton, Rep-R-Texas, 1985- (1949)
  • Jean Batten, NZ air pioneer (1st woman to fly solo Australia- (1909)
  • Jonas Daniel Meyer, Dutch lawyer, Esprit, origin et progres (1780)
  • Philibert Schmitz, Belgium, historian, Ordre the St-BenoŚt (1888)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Ludmilla, wife of 1st christian Bohemian king Borijov I/saint, dies (921)
  • G M J Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA), dies (1990)
  • Sara Amsel, Indon/Dutch actress/wife of Carel van Hoisted, dies at 58 (1929)
  • Allan Sobek, dancer, dies (1991)
  • Dick Ket, painter/cartoonist, dies at 37 (1940)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 mph (1961)
  • 1st broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC-TV (1971)
  • Secretariat wins Marlboro Cup in world record 1:45 2/5 for 1 miles (1973)
  • Probable Test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8) (1968)
  • WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting (1962)

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: Brian McFadden - Real To Me
US: Ciara featuring Petey Pablo - Goodies
Australia: Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Black Box - Ride On Time
US: Gloria Estefan - Don't Wanna Lose You
Australia: Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Kinks - You Really Got Me
US: The Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
Australia: The Beatles - I Should Have Known Better / If I Fell

...more number one singles

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