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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 22 May 2019

A random quote from our archives...

"Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted."
Hesketh Pearson

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A random fact...

Tonto addressed the Lone Ranger using the words kemo sabe meaning Trusty Scout.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Ed Fry, actor, Larry-As the World Turns, Adam Cory-Another World (1959)
  • Warwick Armstrong, cricketer, Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21 (1879)
  • Anne de Vries, writer, Bartje (1904)
  • Christian Vande Velde, Chicago, Illinois, cyclist 1996 Olympics (1976)
  • Erapalli Prasanna, cricketer, one of India's big four spinners (1940)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • John H van Kinsbergen, lt-admiral/founder (Corps Marines), dies at 84 (1819)
  • Bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77 (1965)
  • Louis V le Faineant, the Lazy, king of France (986-87), poisoned at 20 (987)
  • Martin Gabel, actor (Thief, Marnie), dies at 63 (1986)
  • Richard Biggs, actor, Babylon 5, dies at 44 (2004)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • South Africa government approves race separation in universities (1957)
  • Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device (1849)
  • Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond Virginia (acquitted) (1807)
  • "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey and Greece (1947)
  • "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1 (1926)

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: Manchester Utd Football Squad - Come On You Reds
US: All 4 One - I Swear
Australia: Prince - The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

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