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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Sunday 16 December 2018

A random quote from our archives...

"The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent."
David Hockney

...more quotes

A random fact...

A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII (1485)
  • Henry Clarke, fashion photographer (1918)
  • Brent Franklin, Barrie Ont, Canadian Tour golfer, 1992 Japan Open-2nd (1965)
  • Ian Board, barkeeper (1929)
  • Peter P van Bosse, Dutch attorney/liberal minister of Finance (1809)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Richard Bright, British Dr. (Bright's disease/nephritis), dies at 69 (1858)
  • John II Casimir Vasa, cardinal/king of Poland (1648-68), dies at 63 (1672)
  • Madlyn Rhue, actress, Star Trek, dies at 69 (2003)
  • Claire E J, countess the Remusat/Vergennes/author (Salon), dies at 41 (1821)
  • Pippin II, of Heristal, Duke/prince of France, dies (714)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Nepal gets constitution/becomes Constitutional Hindu Monarchy (1962)
  • Negro Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Jackson, TN (1890)
  • Boer general Kritzinger captured (1901)
  • O J Simpson becomes 1st NFLer to rush 2,000 yard in a season (1973)
  • Prussian Libya falls to Silezie (1740)

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: Take That - Babe
US: Janet Jackson - Again
Australia: Bryan Adams - Please Forgive Me

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Scaffold - Lily The Pink
US: Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Australia: The Beatles - Hey Jude

...more number one singles

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