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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 29 July 2015

A random quote from our archives...

"know somebody from university who's called Phil Collins and I think there's something terribly unfortunate about sharing a name With somebody who either is famous or becomes famous."
David Walliams

...more quotes

A random fact...

In 1845, Boston had an ordinance banning bathing unless you had a doctor's prescription.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Roz Kelly, Mt Vernon, New York, actress, Owl and Pussycat, Happy Days (1943)
  • Ernst van Raalte, lawyer, Seen, heard... wrote (1892)
  • Lisa Peluso, Philadelphia, actress, Search for Tomorrow, Ava-Loving (1964)
  • Don Carter, bowler, 6-time Bowler of Year, 1953-54, 57-58, 60-61 (1926)
  • Clement Laird Vallandigham, MC, Union, died in 1871 (1820)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Ladislaus I Arpad de Heilige, King of Hungary, dies (1095)
  • Eileen Percy, silent film actress (Wicked, Backstage), dies at 72 (1973)
  • Urban II, [Odo van Lagery], French Pope (1088-99), dies (1099)
  • Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer, dies at 73 (1933)
  • Urban VIII, [Maffeo Barberini], Pope (1623-44), dies (1644)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Olympic National Park forms (1938)
  • U S S Forrestal explodes kills 134. $100 million damage (1967)
  • Gorbachev pushes plan electing president and parliament in March, 1989 (1988)
  • South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference (1990)
  • Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession (1992)

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: James Blunt - You're Beautiful
US: Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
Australia: Crazy Frog - Axel F

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Partners In Kryme - Turtle Power
US: Mariah Carey - Vision Of Love
Australia: M C Hammer - U Can't Touch This

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
US: The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Australia: Ray Brown & The Whispers - Fool, Fool, Fool

...more number one singles

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