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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Saturday 24 June 2017

A random quote from our archives...

"Audiences are the same all over the world, and if you entertain them, they'll respond."
Liza Minnelli

...more quotes

A random fact...

An effective way to sharpen a sewing machine needle is to stitch through a piece of sandpaper.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Shawn King, NFL defensive end, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers (1972)
  • Johanna, duchess of Brabant/Limburg, Joyful Entry (1322)
  • Jose Simon, WLAF defensive tackle, Barcelona Dragons (1972)
  • Pete Hamill, Brooklyn, New York, journalist, New York Post (1935)
  • Arthur Brown, England, rocker (Fire) [or May 24] (1944)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Sissieretta Joyner Jones, "Black Patti", U.S. singer, dies at about 64 (1933)
  • Thomas McKean, U.S. attorney/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 83 (1817)
  • Frank Lynes, composer, dies at 55 (1913)
  • Lou Bandy, Dutch revue-artist (Life Ain't Bad), commits suicide at 69 (1959)
  • Peter Burmannus Secundus, [P Burman], Dutch classicist, dies at 64 (1778)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" closes at Imperial New York City after 229 perf (1954)
  • Hail injures 26 in Topeka Kansas (1897)
  • King Peter I of Serbia names son Alexander the Prince-regent (1914)
  • Allies begin 10-day bombing on Hamburg (1943)
  • Henry VIII divorces his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves (1540)

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: Erasure - Abba-Esque (ep)
US: Mariah Carey - I'll Be There
Australia: Kris Kross - Jump

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
US: The Young Rascals - Groovin'
Australia: Petula Clark - This Is My Song shared with Harry Secombe - This Is My Song

...more number one singles

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