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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Monday 24 July 2017

A random quote from our archives...

"Women are the engine driving the growth in California's economy. Women make California's economy unique."
Arnold Schwarzenegger

...more quotes

A random fact...

Toward the end of the fifteenth century, men's shoes had a square tip, like a duck's beak, a fashion launched by Charles VIII of France to hide the imperfection of one of his feet, which had six toes.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Charles Mathias, Jr., Sen-R-MD, 1969-86 (1922)
  • Stephanie Adams, New Jersey, playmate, Nov, 1992 (1970)
  • Michel Gaston Carraud, composer (1864)
  • Robert Hays, Bethesda, Maryland, actor, Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous (1947)
  • Lynda Carter, Phoenix, Arizona, Miss USA, 1973, /actress, Wonder Woman (1951)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Jock Wallace, football player/manager, dies at 60 (1996)
  • Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of finance, dies at 75 (1931)
  • Don Richard Carpenter, novelist, dies at 64 (1995)
  • Max von Schillings, composer, dies at 65 (1933)
  • Francis Bouygues, French entrepreneur/billionaire, dies at 70 (1993)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft. Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit (1701)
  • Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth and Subba Row (1958)
  • Citizens of Leeuwarden Netherlands rebel against ban on foreign beer (1487)
  • President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war (1929)
  • Belgium's Leon Scieur wins Tour de France (1921)

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: Jimmy Nail - Ain't No Doubt
US: Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back
Australia: Richard Marx - Hazard

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
US: The Doors - Light My Fire
Australia: The Beatles - All You Need Is Love

...more number one singles

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