Monday, 11 April 2011


Researchers claim they have 'officially' discovered the most boring day of the 20th century… 

April 11th, 1954.

Yes - it was 57 years ago today.

A team of Cambridge scientists say the day was devoid of any major news events, or even the birth or death of any famous people.They made the discovery after developing a new search engine which collates 300 million facts and can reveal what happened on certain days in history. 

Running a script to compare all days from the beginning of the 20th century, April 11 1954 was revealed as the most uneventful.The 'highlight' events included a general election in Belgium and the birth of a Turkish academic…

A spokesperson for True Knowledge said: "Nobody significant died that day, no major events apparently occurred and although a typical day in the 20th century has many notable people being born, for some reason that day had only one person that might make that claim: Abdullah Atalar - a Turkish academic. The irony is though, that having done the calculation, the day is now interesting for being exceptionally boring."

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