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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Friday 21 October 2016

A random quote from our archives...

"Keep your sense of humor. As General Joe Stillwell said, "The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind.""
Donald Rumsfeld

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A random fact...

Dancing to the "Star-Spangled Banner" is against the law in several American states.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Nikita Mikhalkov, director, Dark Eyes, Slave of Love (1945)
  • Hanri Reber, composer (1807)
  • Amedeo duke of Aosta, viceroy of Ethiopia/gov-gen of Ital East-Africa (1898)
  • Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera, composer (1823)
  • Brent Mydland, Munich Germany, rock keyboardist/vocalist, Grass Roots (1952)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • George Houston, land economist, dies at 74 (1996)
  • Horatio Nelson, dies in Battle of Trafalgar (1805)
  • Fred Berry, comic, Whats Happening, dies at 52 (2003)
  • Jose Teodor Vilar, composer, dies at 69 (1905)
  • Anastas I Mikojan, Russian politician, dies at 83 (1978)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Columbus lands on San Salvador Island (1492)
  • Leonard Gersh' "Butterflies are Free," premieres in New York City (1969)
  • Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat (1967)
  • Sea battle at Dunes: lt-adm Maarten Tromp beats Spanish Armada (1639)
  • U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR (1975)

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: My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade
US: Justin Timberlake - Sexyback
Australia: Sandi Thom - I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
US: Mariah Carey - Emotions
Australia: Big Audio Dynamite - Rush

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Jim Reeves - Distant Drums
US: The Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There
Australia: Johnny Young - Step Back / Cara Lyn

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