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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Thursday 20 June 2019

A random quote from our archives...

"A stream is music and motion: smooth glides, fast, turbulent riffles and deep pools, each posing a special challenge."
Nelson Bryant

...more quotes

A random fact...

There are eleven species of hedgehog native to Africa, Asia, and Europe.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Errol Flynn, Hobart Tasmania, actor, Captain Blood, Robin Hood (1909)
  • Anthony Pilkington, CEO, Pilkington Pic (1935)
  • Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor, portraits (1858)
  • Joan Harrison, screenwriter (1909)
  • Najee Mustafaa, NFL cornerback for the Oakland Raiders (1964)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Clara Zetkin, German feminist/communist, dies (1933)
  • Walter Dehmel, writer, dies at 57 (1960)
  • Clifton Fadiman, "writer, host", helped to start the Book-of-the-mon Club, dies at 95 (1999)
  • Henry Iliffe Cozens, pilot, dies at 91 (1995)
  • Vittorio Gassman, Italian Actor (2000)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • German U-203 fails on torpedo attack on U.S. battleship Texas (1941)
  • Haiti's general assembly dissolves (1988)
  • 40,000-50,000 die in a (7.6) earthquake in Iran (1990)
  • Chuti Tiu, 17, of Wisconsin, crowned America's Junior Miss (1987)
  • NZ all out 47 vs. England at Lord's Laker 4-13, Lock 5-17 (1958)

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: Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
US: All 4 One - I Swear
Australia: Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Beatles - The Ballad Of John & Yoko
US: The Beatles with Billy Preston - Get Back
Australia: Russell Morris - The Real Thing

...more number one singles

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