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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Friday 25 September 2020

A random quote from our archives...

"One must be frank to be relevant."
Corazon C. Aquino

...more quotes

A random fact...

Colonial housewives served popcorn with sugar and cream for breakfast. Popcorn was the first “puffed” breakfast cereal eaten by Europeans.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Jean-Benoit Leclair, composer (1714)
  • Keely Shaye Smith, correspondent, Unsolved Mysteries (1963)
  • Felicity Kendal, Indies/British actress, Shakespeare Wallah (1946)
  • Mark Hamill, Oakland California, actor, Luke Skywalker-Star Wars (1951)
  • Gilmer Bryan Morgan, Wewoka, Oklahoma, PGA golfer, 1977 BC Open (1946)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician, dies at 78 (1977)
  • A Glabbrenner, writer, dies at 66 (1876)
  • Johannes Pistorius, [Bakker], RC pastor/church reformer, burned at 26 (1525)
  • Erich Maria Remarque, German Writer (1970)
  • Julius Fucik, composer, dies at 44 (1916)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Canada defeat USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international (1844)
  • Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies (1396)
  • "il duce" visits Berlin/named "the Fuhrer" to corporal 1st class (1937)
  • 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury GC Westbury NY (1926)
  • Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Illinois 31-6 (1982)

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: Simply Red - Fairground
US: Mariah Carey - Fantasy
Australia: Seal - Kiss From A Rose

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
US: Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Australia: The Mixtures - In The Summertime

...more number one singles

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