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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (9th April
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 3rd Ukrainian Front fights its way into Odessa
Soviet 4th Ukrainian Front attacking German 17th Army in the Crimea, with the Soviet Independent Coastal Army attacking in the Kerch penninsula
At Bari, Italy...
US vessel Charles Henderson explodes while unloading ammunition, damaging port facilities and thirteen Allied vessels.
General Henri-Honore Giraud is named Inspector General of French Army
In the Atlantic...
U-515 is sunk by aircraft from USN escort carrier Guadalcanal and destroyer escorts
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Misaku Maru is sunk by USN submarine Seahorse
Japanese vessel Honan Maru sunk by USN submarine Whale
Japanese vessel Hokurei Maru is sunk by US 14th Air Force aircraft off Hainan Island
Elements of US 12th Cavalry Regiment land on Pak Island without opposition
Japanese forces withdraw, lifting siege of elements of US 5307th Provisional Unit in Nhpum Ga
British 14th Army makes an unsuccessful attack against the Japanese detachment blocking the Dimapur road north of Kohima
Japanese 31st Infantry Division attacks Kohima
Today's Air Raids...
Baltic Sea Minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Germany on military targets by US 8th Air Force, losing 32 of 400 bombers but shooting down 27 fighters
Mannheim, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Northern France fighter patrols by RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
Lille and Villeneuve-St-Georges, France by RAF Bomber Command
Maloelap Atoll, Truk Atoll and Jaluit Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Wewak, Madang and military targets in New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Rabaul and military targets on New Britain by US 13th Air Force
Mogaung, Indaw, Mandalay, Maymyo, and military targets in Burma by US 10th Air Foece
Imphal, India on Japanese positions by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Client prep, session and follow-up
Twitter Followers = 1,732 (up 1)
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
In a repeat of Monday night's sleep pattern, I was caught in a limbo between being too tired to be up yet not sinking into sleep, and again solved by pillow-hugging. If it works, it works!
Online marketing has been distracted by technical issues on the laptop to do with large files and overheating! With computers, the solutions are usually easy but identifying the problem then finding the solution finding them takes ages! I am hoping to have dealt with them by end of tomorrow latest.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Have you become so lost involved in your daily chores that you have missed the point of your life?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry throughout with sunny periods from mid-morning
A moderate westerly will swing south-westerly by mid-evening
Max Temp = 10 degC
Min Temp = 7 degC
Sunrise at 06:22
Sunset at 19:57
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I'm not a fan of sex in the movies - you miss half the plot! :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
You Have Been Watching: Bastards On Television
Globally, 15 million children under the age of five die each year because of diseases carried in drinking water.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Hardships make us strong. Problems give birth to wisdom. Sorrows cultivate compassion.