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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Monday 25 March 2019

A random quote from our archives...

"Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things."
Herman Melville

...more quotes

A random fact...

The cardiovascular system's circulation of blood supplies the cells with oxygen and food.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Norman E Borlaug, U.S. agriculture scientist, Nobel 1970 (1914)
  • Richard Lundy, horse trainer (1948)
  • Johann Gotthilf Ziegler, composer (1688)
  • Howard Pyle, Gov-R-Az, 1951-55 (1906)
  • Lee Hale, born in Tacoma, Washington, choral director, The Entertainers (1923)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Kalman Mikszath, Hungarian author (Szent Peter Esernyoje), dies at 63 (1910)
  • Fud Livingston, composer, dies at 50 (1957)
  • Joseph Rummel, composer, dies at 61 (1880)
  • Emerson Whithorne, composer, dies at 73 (1958)
  • Alan Mowbray, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), dies at 72 (1969)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • 55 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown Iowa (1901)
  • Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64) (1964)
  • Rebel battle flags captured during war are returned to South (1905)
  • Frederick Laggenheim takes 1st photo of a solar eclipse (1857)
  • British scientists find new largest perfect # (2 756839 -1 * 2 756839) (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: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Doop - Doop
US: Ace Of Base - The Sign
Australia: East 17 - It's Alright

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
US: Tommy Roe - Dizzy
Australia: The Beatles - Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da

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