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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Monday 25 September 2017

A random quote from our archives...

"A society like Canada's, with its four centuries of give-and-take, compromise and acceptance, wrong-doing and redress, is basically a forgiving society."
Adrienne Clarkson

...more quotes

A random fact...

In one square inch of skin there are 3 yards of blood vessels, 3 million cells, 4 yards of nerve fiber, 1,300 nerve cells, and 100 sweat glands.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Adelmo "Zucchero" Fornaciari, Italian R&B-singer, Senza una Donna (1955)
  • Frederik Willem II, king of Prussia, 1786-97 (1744)
  • John Farr, British MP (1922)
  • Hendrika G "Tine" de Vries, actress, Seaman's Wife (1928)
  • Burleigh Drummond, rocker, Ambrosia (1951)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Johann Heinrich Lambert, mathematician, dies at 49 (1777)
  • John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St. Paul, dies at 80 (1918)
  • Johannes Pistorius, [Bakker], RC pastor/church reformer, burned at 26 (1525)
  • Frank Fay, actor (God's Gift to Women), dies in Santa Monica CA (1961)
  • Marvin Davis, American Businessman (2004)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury GC Westbury NY (1926)
  • Willie Mays night at Shea Stadium (1973)
  • Freedom of Religion in Augsburg (1555)
  • Transatlantic telephone cable (Newfoundland-Oban) is used (1956)
  • Bishop Ratherius of Luik flees (955)

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: The Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode
US: Boyz II Men - End Of The Road
Australia: Bobby Brown - Humpin' Around

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Engelbert Humperdinck - The Last Waltz
US: The Box Tops - The Letter
Australia: The Small Faces - Itchycoo Park

...more number one singles

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