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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Thursday 19 July 2018

A random quote from our archives...

""Charm" - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm."
Henry Havelock Ellis

...more quotes

A random fact...

The classic toy wagon was designed by Antonio Pasin, who founded his company in 1918. Pasin wanted to give his wagons a modern flair, and chose the word "radio" for what was then a new form of communication, and "flyer" for the wonder of flight — hence, "Radio Flyer."

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Adriaan J Zoetmulder, author/director, Eindhovens Newspaper (1972)
  • Gerard[us M] Rutten, director, Miraculous Life of Willem Parel (1902)
  • Juan Bautista Plaza-Alfonzo, composer (1898)
  • John Paci, WLAF quarterback for the Frankfurt Galaxy (1972)
  • Adriaan J Zoetmulder, Dutch writer/directer, Eindhovens Dagblad (1881)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Sal Tas, Dutch journalist, dies at 70 (1976)
  • Max Ettinger, composer, dies at 77 (1951)
  • Syngman Rhee, president of South-Korea (1948-60), dies at 90 (1965)
  • Giovanni Ossoli, Italian marquis/revolutionary, drowned (1850)
  • Geert Lubberhuizen, Dutch publisher (Busy Bee), dies at 68 (1984)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • NY archbishop Spellman flies to Europe (1944)
  • Battle of Winchester, Virginia (Stephenson's Depot) [->JUL 20] (1864)
  • British Prime Minister Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign (1941)
  • Michel Theato wins 2nd olympics marathon (2:59:45.0-40,260k) (1900)
  • 1st Old Timer's All star classic - AL wins 7-2 in Washington D.C. (1982)

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: Take That - Pray
US: UB 40 - (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You
Australia: UB 40 - (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Equals - Baby Come Back
US: Hugh Masekela - Grazing In The Grass
Australia: Richard Harris - MacArthur Park

...more number one singles

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