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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Friday 10 July 2020

A random quote from our archives...

"This genie can't be pushed back into the bottle."
David N. Leff

...more quotes

A random fact...

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter had an operation for hemorrhoids while he was in office.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Andrew Porter, Brig General Union volunteers, died in 1872 (1820)
  • Robert [Harriot] Barrat, New York City, actor, Go West, Distant Drums (1889)
  • Roger Craig, NFL reciever for the San Francisco 49ers (1960)
  • Henryk Wieniawski, Lubin Poland, violinist and composer, Souv de Moscou (1835)
  • Neil Francis Tennant, rocker, Pet Shop Boys-Left to My Own Devices (1954)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Norman Paris, orch leader (For Your Pleasure), dies at 41 (1977)
  • Hans Faverey, poet, dies (1990)
  • Anastasius I Dikoros, [Dyrrhachium/Durazzo], Byzantine emperor, dies (518)
  • Kevin O'Higgins, Irish Free State VP, assassinated (1927)
  • Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Aust/US, singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies (1982)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • 1st sitting U.S. president to visit South America, Franklin D. Roosevelt in Colombia (1934)
  • 109 degrees F (43 degrees C) Cumberland and Frederick, Maryland (state record) (1936)
  • 200 die when train derails and fell into a river in Canton, China (1947)
  • Cleveland Indian Don Black no-hits Philadelphia A's, 3-0 (1947)
  • Jury selection took place in John T Scopes evolution trial (1925)

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: The Outhere Brothers - Boom Boom Boom
US: TLC - Waterfalls
Australia: U2 - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
US: Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
Australia: The Beach Boys - Cottonfields

...more number one singles

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