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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Saturday 3 December 2016

A random quote from our archives...

"The very essence of leadership is that you have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."
Theodore Hesburgh

...more quotes

A random fact...

A man was arrested and charged with the robbery—of vending machines. The man posted bail, entirely in quarters.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Jules Renkin, Belgian jurist/minister/premier, 1931-32 (1862)
  • Leslie Ames, cricketer, England wicket-keeper of 30's Outstanding bat (1905)
  • Mickey Thomas, rock vocalist, Jefferson Airplane, Starship (1949)
  • Anna Freud, Austrian/English psychoanalytist/daughter of Sigmund F (1895)
  • Hans Otte, German composer/pianist (1926)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Glenn Quinn, actor, Roseanne, dies at 32 (2002)
  • Petrus Chrysologus, 1st archbishop of Ravenna, dies (450)
  • Christian D Rauch, German sculptor, dies at 80 (1857)
  • Casey Walters, actor (True Story of Lynn Stuart), after a stroke at 75 (1991)
  • Roxie Roker, actress (Claudine)/mother of Lenny Kravitz, dies at 66 (1995)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • U.S.S.R. launches Luna 8; crashes on Moon (1965)
  • Trial of Jefferson Davis starts; 1st blacks on U.S. trial jury (1868)
  • English parliamentary election set for every 3 years (1694)
  • Beth Daniels/Davis Love III wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic (1995)
  • Edmund Halley receives MA from Queen's College, Oxford (1678)

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: George Michael with Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
US: Michael Jackson - Black Or White
Australia: Michael Jackson - Black Or White

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Tom Jones - Green Green Grass Of Home
US: New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
Australia: Johnny Young - Let It Be Me (ep)

...more number one singles

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