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Dullest day in 20th century

It was the year the Queen became the first reigning monarch to visit Australia and Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio, but 1954 also boasts of having the most boring day of the 20th century — April 11.

world Updated: Nov 27, 2010 00:09 IST

It was the year the Queen became the first reigning monarch to visit Australia and Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio, but 1954 also boasts of having the most boring day of the 20th century — April 11.

After feeding 300 million facts into a new search engine, experts have announced there were no key news events or births and deaths of famous people.

"When the results came back, the winner was April 11, 1954 — a Sunday. Nobody significant died that day, no major events apparently occurred...," William Tunstall-Pedoe, founder of the new search engine True Knowledge, said.

According to BBC Radio, April 18, 1930, was the dullest day of the 20th century after an announcer informed the nation in the 6.30pm bulletin, "There is no news."