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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 25 May 2022

A random quote from our archives...

"Those who have been outspoken in advocating human rights during these last forty years, have themselves grabbed the most fundamental of human rights from the people of the Third-World countries."
Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

...more quotes

A random fact...

Cornelius Swarthout patented the first waffle iron in Troy, New York, in 1869.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Melissa McNamara, Tulsa, Oklahoma, LPGA golfer, 1991 Stratton Mt Classic (1966)
  • Bill Bojangles Robinson, Actor (1878)
  • Dave Hollins, Buffalo, New York, infielder for the Minnesota Twins (1966)
  • Dorothy Straight, 4 year old author, How World Begun (1958)
  • Karen Valentine, Santa Rosa California, actress, Love Amer Style, Room 222 (1947)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Renzo de Felice, historian, dies at 67 (1996)
  • Buck, dog (Married with Children), dies at 13 (1996)
  • Jacques Feyder, actor and director (kermesse heroique), dies at 59 (1948)
  • Robert Capa, American Photographer (1954)
  • George KFW von Kuchler, German marshal (Netherlands 1940), dies at 86 (1968)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars 3) released (1983)
  • U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR (1971)
  • Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minnesota North Star, 4 games to 2 (1991)
  • Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash" (1968)
  • "Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating (1969)

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: Olive - You're Not Alone
US: Hanson - MMMBop
Australia: Savage Garden - Truly, Madly, Deeply

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: T.Rex - Metal Guru
US: The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
Australia: The Pipes & Drums & Military Bandof the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - Amazing Grace

...more number one singles

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