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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Sunday 26 May 2019

A random quote from our archives...

"The great mass of women throughout history have been confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal functions of reproduction and care of the young."
Kate Millet

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A random fact...

Boris Karloff's elaborate makeup for the 1931 horror flick "Frankenstein" was copyrighted.

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Five random people born today...

  • Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier, 1946-47 (1871)
  • Dorothea Lange, U.S. documentary photographer (1895)
  • Teresa Stratas, [Anastasia Stratakis], Toronto, soprano, Salome (1938)
  • Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician, De Moivre's theorem (1667)
  • Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza, composer (1825)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies (1950)
  • 605? Augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies (604)
  • Samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70 (1703)
  • Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79 (1595)
  • Beda Venerabilis, English speaking church historian, dies at about 62 (735)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game (1996)
  • Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 and 7-3 vs. England XI in 4 hours (1884)
  • Union Square, San Francisco becomes state historical landmark (1958)
  • Carlos Martinez hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a HR (1992)
  • Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo (1932)

Number One Single this time last year...

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US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

Number One Single five years ago...

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US: Charts not yet in existence
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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: Manchester Utd Football Squad - Come On You Reds
US: All 4 One - I Swear
Australia: Prince - The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

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