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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 26 July 2017

A random quote from our archives...

"There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive."
Johann Kaspar Lavater

...more quotes

A random fact...

Dinosaurs were among the most sophisticated animals that ever lived on Earth. They survived for nearly 150 million years--75 times longer than humans have now lived on Earth.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Jeremy Piven, New York City, actor, Spence-Ellen, Grosse Pointe Blank (1964)
  • Jennifer Ashe, actress, As the World Turns (1965)
  • Brian Mawhinney, chairman, British Conservative Party (1940)
  • Mitch Kahn, San Clemente California, kayak alternate for 1996 Olympics (1960)
  • John Field, Dublin Ireland, pianist/composer, Nocturnes (1782)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Daniel Dal Barba, composer, dies at 86 (1801)
  • Gena Branscombe, composer, dies at 95 (1977)
  • Michael Franck, composer, dies at 68 (1677)
  • Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer, dies at 43 (1719)
  • Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (Amor), dies at 54 (1959)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Riot at Stoneman's to Macon GA, US1000 CS--- (1864)
  • Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer (1952)
  • Catfish Hunter Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball HOF (1987)
  • Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+ (1963)
  • Moses Garrish Farmer builds 1st miniature train for children to ride (1847)

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: Jimmy Nail - Ain't No Doubt
US: Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back
Australia: Richard Marx - Hazard

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
US: The Doors - Light My Fire
Australia: The Beatles - All You Need Is Love

...more number one singles

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