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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Tuesday 19 June 2018

A random quote from our archives...

"With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion."
Edgar Allan Poe

...more quotes

A random fact...

Chalk is made from tiny plankton fossils.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Nancy Marchand, Buffalo, New York, actress, Beacon Hill, Margaret-Lou Grant (1928)
  • Thomas Sully, U.S. portrait painter, Queen Victoria (1783)
  • Paula Abdul, American Musician (1962)
  • Patti Rizzo, Hollywood, Florida, golfer, Mexican Amateur champion 1980 (1960)
  • Salman Rushdie, Pak, novelist, Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses (1947)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Al Hansen, artist, dies at 67 (1995)
  • Piers Gaveston, earl of Cornwall, beheaded (1312)
  • Johann Ernst Eberlin, composer, dies at 60 (1762)
  • Maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40 (1940)
  • David Schine, businessman, dies at 70 (1996)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Austrian government-Dollfuss bans nazi-organizations (1933)
  • Bob Dylan completes U.K. tour (1964)
  • Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films (1956)
  • 1st TV sports spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn (1946)
  • 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56 (1894)

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: UB 40 - (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You
US: Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes
Australia: Snow - Informer

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
US: Herb Alpert - This Guy's In Love With You
Australia: Herb Alpert - This Guy's In Love With You

...more number one singles

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