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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 25 May 2016

A random quote from our archives...

"The world is full of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show."
Jacob Bronowski

...more quotes

A random fact...

Measuring 78 feet, Spiderman is the longest hot-air balloon floating at Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Jacopo Pontormo II, Italy, painter, Sepulture of Christ (1494)
  • Dorothy Straight, 4 year old author, How World Begun (1958)
  • Billy Murray, singer, Denver Nightengale (1877)
  • Juan Jimenez, WLAF quarterback/receivers coach, Barcelona Dragons (1967)
  • Bill Young, rocker (1942)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Renzo de Felice, historian, dies at 67 (1996)
  • Symon Petlyura, leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47 (1926)
  • Andreas Michiels, Dutch milt Governor of West Sumatra, dies in battle at 52 (1849)
  • Henry O Tanner, artist, dies (1937)
  • Sloan Wilson, American Novelist (2003)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7'8") (1980)
  • Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Richard Dunn in Munich (1976)
  • Battle of Winchester, Virginia (1862)
  • Braves Max Surkont strikes out record 8 Reds in a row (1953)
  • San Francisco receives its 1st telecast (1948)

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: Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
US: Rihanna - SOS
Australia: Rihanna - SOS

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Cher - The Shoop Shoop Song
US: Mariah Carey - I Don't Wanna Cry
Australia: Daryl Braithwaite - The Horses

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
US: Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
Australia: Bob Lind - Elusive Butterfly

...more number one singles

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