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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 24 January 2018

A random quote from our archives...

"If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600."
Babe Ruth

...more quotes

A random fact...

Actress Veronica Hamel was the first choice to play Kelly Garrett on TV's Charlie's Angels. Hamel rejected the part, and Breck shampoo model Jaclyn Smith was ultimately hired.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Abraham Czn van Stolk, resources/art collector (1814)
  • Adam Jacoby Slemmer, Brig General Union volunteers, died in 1868 (1828)
  • Edith Wharton, American Author (1862)
  • Ernest Borgnine, Hamden, Connecticut, actor, Ice Station Zebra, McHale, Marty (1915)
  • Lenka Cenkova, Trinec Czech, tennis star, 1995 Futures-Vaihingen-GER (1977)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Jay Monahan, lawyer, MSNBC legal analyst, dies at 42 (1998)
  • Pauline Hall, composer, dies at 78 (1969)
  • Victor Reinganum, artist, dies at 87 (1995)
  • George Cukor, director, dies of stroke and heart attack at 83 (1983)
  • Stephen Gardner Champlin, brig-general (Union), dies at about 36 (1864)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Gen J van Swieten conquerors Kraton Atjeh, after 1000's die (1874)
  • In Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw (1568)
  • Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century (1930)
  • 1st canned beer, "Krueger Cream Ale," is sold by Kruger Brewing Co (1935)
  • Lazard Brothers Ltd draw a check for $334,867,807.68 (1961)

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: Georgie Fame - The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde
US: John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)
Australia: Johnny Farnham - Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)

...more number one singles

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