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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 1 April 2020

A random quote from our archives...

"Sexy at the millennium means having a solid sense of self but never taking yourself too seriously."
Rebecca Romijn Stamos

...more quotes

A random fact...

Andrew Ellicott Douglass pioneered dendrochronology, the study of the rings in a tree's stump to determine the age of the tree and past weather data. Douglass also was the first astronomer to photograph the zodiacal light.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Alan Blakley, rocker, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes (1942)
  • Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist, organist and composer, Glees (1721)
  • Anne McCaffrey, U.S., sci-fi author, Dragonflight, Dragondrums (1926)
  • Abraham Maslow, American Psychologist (1908)
  • Donald William Hammond, born in Frederick, Maryland, PGA golfer, 1986 Bob Hope (1957)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Richard Pool, naval Officer, dies at 75 (1995)
  • Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix, dies at 86 (1994)
  • Henry D G Crerar, Canadian general (WW I, Normandy), dies at 76 (1965)
  • George II, king of Greece, dies at 56 (1947)
  • Clement D'Hooghe, composer, dies at 51 (1951)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine (1826)
  • EOKA-bomb attacks against British government buildings in Cyprus (1955)
  • Marshal Boelganin becomes director of Russian Staatsbank (1958)
  • Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Seattle (PCHA), 3 games to 2 (1920)
  • Wrestlemania VI, 67,678 in Toronto, Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan (1990)

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 Outhere Brothers - Don't Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)
US: Madonna - Take A Bow
Australia: Hocus Pocus - Here's Johnny

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
US: Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Australia: Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

...more number one singles

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