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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Friday 25 July 2014

A random quote from our archives...

"Don't do anything in practice that you wouldn't do in the game."
George Halas

...more quotes

A random fact...

Out of all the animals a circus animal trainer works with, none are deadlier than the elephant. More deaths are caused by the elephants than the large cats circus tamers train with.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Woody Strode, actor, Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream (1914)
  • Tony Granato, Downers Grove, NHL left wing for the Los Angeles Kings (1964)
  • Lila Lee, Union City, New Jersey, actress, Midnight Girl, Blood and Sand (1905)
  • Tom Dawes, rocker (1944)
  • Andrea Wieland, born in Atlanta, Georgia, field hockey goaltender 1996 Olympics (1969)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, composer, dies at 55 (1955)
  • Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer, dies at 54 (1857)
  • Hope Miller, actress (Bwana Devil), dies of breast cancer at 63 (1992)
  • Clement Hoffman Stevens, Us banker/inventor/Conf brig-gen, dies at 42 (1864)
  • Dora Maar, Picasso model/companion, dies at 89 (1997)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India (1986)
  • 1st bikini is shown at a Paris fashion show (1946)
  • German mark devalued to 600,000 Dmark=$1 (1923)
  • Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British (1814)
  • 115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx (1936)

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: Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme
US: Usher - Confessions Pt II
Australia: Paulini - Angel Eyes

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Sonia - You'll Never Stop Me Loving You
US: Martika - Toy Soldiers
Australia: Roxette - The Look

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
US: The Four Seasons - Rag Doll
Australia: The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

...more number one singles

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