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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (7th February
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 3rd Guards Army captures Nikopol
German forces abandon all their remaining positions on the River Dniepr
Hitler permits Group Stemmerman to break out of the Korsun pocket
In the North Sea...
German vessel Rheinhausen sunk by RN submarine Taku
British 10th Corps makes unsuccessful attack toward Monte Faito
German 14th Army opens a major offensive against Anzio the beachhead
In the Atlantic...
The first German snorkel-equipped U-boat becomes operational in the Atlantic - this allows U-Boats to use their diesel engines whilst still submerged and travel much faster underwater
In the Pacific...
The US invasion of Kwajalein Atoll is successfully wound up, all objectives achieved.
USN submarine Narwhal lands supplies for guerillas on Negros Island, and evacuates 28 people from Panay Island
Japanese columns control the Ngakyedauk pass road, cutting off four Indian brigades east of the Mayu Range in the Arakan, whilst Japanese Sakurai column attacks Sinzweya Admin Box overnight.
Today's Air Raids...
Germany on military targets by RAF Bomber Command
Northern France on V-Weapons sites and other military targets by RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
Italy military targets by US 12th Air Force
Eniwetok Atoll by USN aircraft from Task Force 58
Jaluit Atoll, Maloelap Atoll, and Wotje Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Rabaul, New Britain by US 13th Air Force
Ambon Island and Timor Island by US 13th Air Force
Kienchang, Puchi, and Teian, China by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Shift 1 of the Weekend Job
Twitter Followers = 1,706 (down 1)
eliminated = 0
eliminated = 1
New followers = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
The Weekend Job is most definitely NOT a preference but it is unfortunately serving an important purpose at this point in time. I am focused on eradicating the need for it from my life! In the meantime, rather than spending both shifts in loathing and resentment, I will make the best of it, perfecting my body language skills and surreptitious work on my blogs!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you taking all the opportunities you situation is presenting you with?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry during the day with sunny periods in the afternoon
Cloud will slowly rebuild in the evening
Heavy rain arriving before midnight and persisting overnight
A moderate westerly wind will swing gradually south-easterly in the evening
Max Temp = 5 degC
Min Temp = 3 degC
Sunrise at 07:43
Sunset at 17:00
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
If you can't buy tennis balls online, there's a problem with the server : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Will Vought on Facebook and the Chinese
In 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion on fast food. In 2006, the spending rose to nearly $142 billion.
9. ZEN WISDOM
If life were all smooth sailing, if we never encountered setbacks, that would be a sign of stagnation.