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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Friday 7 October 2022

A random quote from our archives...

"There are three things which the public will always clamor for, sooner or later: namely, novelty, novelty, novelty."
Thomas Hood

...more quotes

A random fact...

Argentineans eat more meat than any other nation in the world an average of 10 ounces per person per day.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Kim Morris, San Diego California, playmate, Mar, 1986 (1958)
  • Cyril Allcott, cricketer, NZ all-rounder in their early Tests (1896)
  • Daniel Collins, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist 1996 Olympics (1970)
  • Gennadi Mikhailovich Kolesnikov, Russia, cosmonaut (1936)
  • Ivan Jirko, composer (1926)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68 (1639)
  • Gabriel, slave revolt leader (Virginia), hanged (1800)
  • Simon Fraser, English general, dies in battle (1777)
  • Norman Angell (Lane), English journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1933), dies (1967)
  • Gustaf Grundgens, actor, director and theatre director (M), dies at 63 (1963)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • T McNally's "Where has Tommy Flowers gone?," premieres in New York City (1971)
  • KHQ-AM in Spokane Washington's final transmission (1985)
  • Uprising at Auschwitz, Jews burn down crematoriums (1944)
  • Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns (1979)
  • HALL airship Binnendijk runs up German my (1939)

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: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: David Cassidy - How Can I Be Sure?
US: Mac Davis - Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me
Australia: Blackfeather - Boppin' The Blues

...more number one singles

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