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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Saturday 22 September 2018

A random quote from our archives...

"Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy."
Saadi

...more quotes

A random fact...

The official state dessert of Massachusetts is Boston Cream Pie.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Hieronim Feicht, composer (1894)
  • Scott Baio, Brooklyn, Joanie Loves Chachi, Charles in Charge, Zapped (1960)
  • Abdul-Hamid II, 34th sultan of Turkey, lost Romania and Serbia (1842)
  • Frank Sullivan, humorist, NYer Magazine (1892)
  • Louis Van Deyssel, writer, Small Republic, One Love (1864)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Albert Goodwin, historian, dies at 89 (1995)
  • Isaac Stern, violinist, dies at 81 (2001)
  • George C. Scott, actor, Patton, dies at 71 (1999)
  • Mohammed Ben Amhed Abdelghani, PM of Algeria (1979-84), dies (1996)
  • Joseph Ford McGuinn, director, dies of heart attack at 67 (1971)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site (1971)
  • Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples (1927)
  • Bob Dylan plays New York City Carnegie Hall (1962)
  • Boulogne reoccupied by Allies (1944)
  • St. Felix IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope (530)

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: Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - Boom! Shake the Room
US: Mariah Carey - Dreamlover
Australia: Meatloaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days
US: The Beatles - Hey Jude
Australia: The Beatles - Hey Jude

...more number one singles

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