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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 23 January 2019

A random quote from our archives...

"A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times."
Alfred Lord Tennyson

...more quotes

A random fact...

Charles Thurber patented the first successful typewriter in August 1843.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Ank van der Moer, actress, Verkade, Dutch Comedy (1912)
  • Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne (1914)
  • Anya Seton, American Writer (1906)
  • Carl A Agardh, Sweden, botanist/bishop of Karlstad (1785)
  • Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, cosmonaut (1942)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Suzanne M Blum, French lawyer (Charlie Chaplin), dies at 95 (1994)
  • Bernard "Toots" Shor, barkeeper, dies at 73 (1977)
  • Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow), dies of cancer at 44 (1994)
  • Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director, dies at 67 (1838)
  • Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish poet (Granada), dies at 75 (1893)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez flees Venezuela, Larrazabal takes power (1958)
  • Harry van Thorn chosen chairman of Dutch KVP (1954)
  • Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis (1983)
  • Japan 1st exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion) (1987)
  • Tank battle at Adzjedabia, African corps vs British army (1942)

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: D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better
US: Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting - All For Love
Australia: Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting - All For Love

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Marmalade - Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
US: Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Australia: Neil Sedaka - Star Crossed Lovers

...more number one singles

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