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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Thursday 25 May 2017

A random quote from our archives...

"History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior."
Vladimir Putin

...more quotes

A random fact...

There are 45 indigenous species of plants in the Florida Everglades that can be found nowhere else in the world.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist, Zeeman effect, Nobel 1902 (1865)
  • John Weitz, spy/author/fashion designer, Friends in High Places (1923)
  • Hiro Saito, wrestler, All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary (1961)
  • Lou van Rees, Dutch impresario [or May 29] (1916)
  • Robert Ludlum, New York City, spy novelist, Bourne Identity (1927)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • China Airlines flight 611 crashes near Taiwan, killing 225, crash probably due to structural failure (2002)
  • Johan B W Polak, publisher/publicist (Bloom of Decadence), dies at 63 (1992)
  • William Paley, English Theologian (1805)
  • Dan Seymour, actor (Bombs over Burma, Intrigue, Watusi), dies at 78 (1993)
  • Georges d'Amboise, French cardinal/viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49 (1510)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • 2nd Battle of Ypres ends with 105,000 casualties (1915)
  • Kirk Gibson (Tigers) and Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park HRs (1983)
  • "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released (1977)
  • Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Classic (1997)
  • John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelic painted Rolls Royce (1967)

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: K.W.S. - Please Don't Go / Game Boy
US: Kris Kross - Jump
Australia: Mr Big - To Be With You

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Tremeloes - Silence Is Golden
US: The Young Rascals - Groovin'
Australia: Petula Clark - This Is My Song shared with Harry Secombe - This Is My Song

...more number one singles

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