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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Friday 22 February 2019

A random quote from our archives...

"My submission to you is we're fighting the war on terror not overseas but in our own streets, and we'd be spending vast more fortunes to try to be a defensive country to protect ourselves rather than an offensive country to spread democracy wherever people yearn for it."
Johnny Isakson

...more quotes

A random fact...

A man named John Bellavia has entered over 5000 contests, and has never won a thing.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Reggie Rivers, NFL running back for the Denver Broncos (1968)
  • Paul Dooley, Parkensburg, West Virginia, actor, 16 Candles, Strange Brew, Wedding (1928)
  • Jaroslav Kocian, composer (1883)
  • Oliver, rock vocalist, Good Morning Starshine, Jean (1945)
  • Debbie Linden, Glasgow Scotland, actress, Kenny Everett Show (1961)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Helen Parrish, actress (Hour Glass), dies of cancer at 36 (1959)
  • Felix Frankfurter, American Judge (1965)
  • Stephen Burns, actor (Casey's Shadow), dies (1990)
  • Alexander Scourby, actor (Victory at Sea, Ransom), dies at 71 (1985)
  • Frederik Ruysch, Dutch anatomist, dies at 92 (1731)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Ed McMahon, 69, weds Pamela Hurn, 37 (1992)
  • Jews are expelled from Zurich Switzerland (1349)
  • Johns Hopkins University opens (1876)
  • Test Cricket debut of Sanath Jayasuriya, vs NZ at Hamilton (1991)
  • Sling-shot goal post and 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL (1967)

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: Mariah Carey - Without You
US: Celine Dion - The Power Of Love
Australia: Cut 'N' Move - Give It Up

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Amen Corner - (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice
US: Sly & The Family Stone - Everyday People
Australia: Neil Sedaka - Star Crossed Lovers

...more number one singles

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