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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Thursday 29 September 2016

A random quote from our archives...

"I have four children, and they are my four greatest reasons to make sure we meet our goal of securing a strong future for Louisiana."
David Vitter

...more quotes

A random fact...

The largest great white shark ever caught measured 37 feet and weighed 24,000 pounds. It was found in a herring weir in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1930.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Sebastian Coe, British Politician (1956)
  • Vincenz Lubeck, composer (1654)
  • Phillip Tead, Somerville Massachusetts, actor, Lightnin', Fighting Blade (1893)
  • H N L Keswick CEO, Matheson and Company (1938)
  • Greer Garson, North Ireland, actress, Pride and Prejudice, Chips (1908)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Yemeni judge sentences two Islamists death for the 2000 attack on the USS Cole, that killed 17 sailors (2004)
  • Roy Lichtenstein, pop artist, dies of pneumonia at 73 (1997)
  • Edward Everett Horton, actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84 (1970)
  • Paul Jabara, singer and actor (Last Dance), dies of AIDS at 44 (1992)
  • Leslie Crowther, entertainer, dies at 63>> (1996)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead and plays the Straightater (1967)
  • Emperor Charles V's troops give siege of Marseille (1524)
  • Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice (1943)
  • James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid and overworked (1977)
  • "Paul Winchell Show," debuts on ABC-TV (1957)

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: Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
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: Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations
Australia: Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Jim Reeves - Distant Drums
US: The Association - Cherish
Australia: The Beatles - Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby

...more number one singles

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