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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Thursday 27 February 2020

A random quote from our archives...

"In this business it takes time to be really good - and by that time, you're obsolete."
Cher Bono

...more quotes

A random fact...

The Ice Age ended in 10,000 B.C. when the glaciers in Europe began to retreat. The sea level begins to rise with the end of the glaciers.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Clinton, 1993-2001 (1980)
  • Robert Massey, NFL cornerback for the New York Giants (1969)
  • Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician (1881)
  • Neal Schon, rock guitarist, Journey-Open Arms, Bad English (1954)
  • Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, composer (1919)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • George Colley, British governor of Natal/general, dies in battle at 46 (1881)
  • 44th Grammy Awards, U2, Alicia Keyes, Nelly Furtado and James Taylor win major awards (2002)
  • Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin, Russian composer, dies at 53 (1887)
  • Manuel Manrique de Lara y Berry, composer, dies at 65 (1929)
  • Joan Greenwood, English actress (Gentle Sex, Bad Sister), dies at 65 (1987)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • New York Times falsely reports U.S. Army has ended domestic surveillance (1970)
  • Dick Allen signs a record $675,000 3-yr contract with White Sox (1973)
  • Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail (1813)
  • Test Cricket debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 and 6-37 vs. England (1925)
  • For 2nd Sunday in a row golfers in South Carolina arrested for violating Sabbath (1927)

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: Celine Dion - Think Twice
US: Madonna - Take A Bow
Australia: MC Sar & The Real McCoy - Another Night

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
US: Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Australia: Johnny Farnham - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

...more number one singles

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