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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (27th January
On the Russian Front...
With German forces driven back from the southern outskirts of the city, Soviets announce lifting of the siege of Leningrad
Soviet 8th Army captures Tosno and Valosovo
In Ukraine, Soviet 60th Army attacks around Rovno
Soviet 5th Guards Tank Army captures Shpola
Soviet 6th Tank Army captures Lysyanka
Hitler addresses assembled high-ranking military leaders. General Manstein greatly displeases Hitler with his pessimistic remarks.
The resistance raids an aircraft engine factory
Allied commandos raid Hvar overnight
II Corps of US 5th Army attack across the Rapido River
British 10th Corps of US 5th Army attack from the Garigliano River bridgehead
German 10th Army attacks the French Expeditionary Corps of US 5th Army around Belvedere Hill
US VI Corps makes negligible progress in expanding the Anzio beachhead
Luftwaffe aircraft intensify attacks on Allied shipping off Anzio
RN cruiser Mauritius and destroyer Kempenfelt bombard Formia
In Washington DC...
A report is issued on Japanese atrocities in the Philippines
General Claire Chennault proposes a major air offensive in China and against Japanese home islands
The House of Representatives introduces resolutions calling for free and democratic Jewish commonwealth in Palestine
In the Pacific...
IJN gunboat Kasagi Maru is sunk by USN submarine Swordfish
Japanese vessela Kosei Maru and Kikuzuki aresunk by USN submarine Thresher
In New Guinea...
In the Dumpu-Bogadjim sector, Australian 18th Infantry Brigade attacking Crater Hill, meeting fierce resistance
In the Arakan, Indian 161st Infantry Brigade attacks Razabil west of the Mayu Range
Today's Air Raids...
Berlin by RAF Bomber Command
Montpelier, Salon de Provence, and Istres le Tube airfields, France by US 15th Air Force
Northern France Fighter patrols by RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
North Sea Minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Velletri, Colleferro, Ceprano, Terni, and military targets in Italy by US 12th Air Force
Nauru Island, Maloelap Atoll, Wotje Atoll, and Mille Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Rabaul, New Britain by US 13th Air Force and US AirSols
Manus Island by US 5th Air Force
Dili, Timor Island by US 5th Air Force
Madang and Bogia, New Guinea by US 5th Air Force and RAAF
Mawlaik, Burma by the RAF
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I have become aware that a challenge is good for you! Though permanent stress is a killer, some degree of "do or die" is essential to the wellbeing of mind and body. Though I don't enjoy the nervous feeling before a challenge, it focuses the mind wonderfully and you always feel fulfilled after.
I'm fine when a challenge arrives by itself, but I need to actually initiate challenges myself on other days, particularly if I want to keep my weight under control. From this week I fully intend to start seriously moving!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
What challenges have you set yourself?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
A cold start with patchy black ice.
Showers arrive before dawn, wintry at first then heavy at times
There will be a window of dry weather before showers return in the evening
Showers will soon merge to become continuous rain, heavy at times, that will persist into tomorrow.
A consistent moderate south-westerly will swing south-easterly overnight
Max Temp = 4 degC
Min Temp = 2 degC
Sunrise at 08:02
Sunset at 16:38
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I heard they were giving away horse manure at the local fair, but it was all bullshit : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Lucy Porter at the Edinburgh Festival
More people are killed by bee stings and lightning than by shark
attacks. Worldwide about 30 people die each year from shark attacks,
which means a person has a one in 300 million chance of being killed by a
shark. A shark attack most often occurs when a shark mistakes a person
for a seal or other animal.
9. ZEN WISDOM
When your determination changes, everything will begin to move in the
direction you desire. The moment you resolve to be victorious, every
nerve and fiber in your being will immediately orient itself toward your
success. On the other hand, if you think, “This is never going to work
out,” then at that instant every cell in your being will be deflated and
give up the fight.