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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (21st July
On the Russian Front...
1st Shock Army of Soviet 3rd Baltic Front captures Ostrov
42nd Army of Soviet 3rd Baltic Front attacks Pskov
Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front advances toward Lublin and Brest-Litovsk
The Union of Polish Patriots
forms a Polish Committee of National Liberation, groomed by Moscow to
lead the post-war government in Poland, in opposition to the Polish
government-in-exile in London
Hitler makes public broadcast shortly after midnight: You may hear my voice and know that I am uninjured and well
Himmler is appointed commander-in-chief of the Replacement Army
General Heinz Guderian is appointed chief of OKH, replacing Zeitzler
General Carl-Heinrich Stulpnagel, leader of the coup in Paris, unsuccessfully attempts suicide and is taken into Gestapo custody
German troops are landed by gliders to attack French Resistance forces in the Vercors
In Normandy, France...
Strong German counterattacks are launched against Canadian 2nd Corps of British 2nd Army around Point 67 and St Andre
In the English Channel...
RN minesweeper Chamois is damaged by a mine and written off
U-212 is sunk by RN destroyers Curzon and Elkins
RN MTBs attack Kriegsmarine 34th Motor Minesweeping Flotilla overnight, sinking minesweeper M-3413
In the North Sea...
A German vessel and escorting Kriegsmarine minesweeper M-307 is sunk by RAF Coastal Command aircraft
On British 8th Army front, German units withdraw from Citta di Castello overnight
New Zealand 2nd Division and South African 6th Armored Division of British 8th Army relieve French Expeditionary Corps, which is also relieved from US 5th Army to prepare for the invasion of Southern France
In Chicago, USA...
The Democratic Convention in Chicago nominates Harry S. Truman as Roosevelt's vice-presidential running mate
In the Pacific...
USN Task Force 53 lands III Amphibious Corps on Guam, opposed by Japanese 29th Infantry Division. With heavy air and naval artillery support, US 3rd Marine Division lands at Asan and US 1st Provisional Marine Brigade lands near Agat. The Marines advance to expand the beachheads, and 305th Regiment of US 77th Infantry Division lands on the southern beaches.
In New Guinea...
Generals MacArthur and Blamey discuss proposals for future employment of Australian divisions in the Pacific
Japanese forces attack overnight in the Afua sector along the Driniumor River. at the eastern end of the Aitape beachhead
Indian Lushai Brigade of
British 14th Army conduct raids against Japanese communications on
the Tiddim road in the Japanese rear to support Indian 5th Infantry Division's
advance south of Imphal
Today's Air Raids...
targets by US 8th Air Force in a third sweep of 960 bombers (31 of
which - 3% shot down) and 711 fighters (10 of which - 1% shot down)
Anderbeck V-Weapons site, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
North Sea minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Brux, Czechoslovakia by US 15th Air Force
Po Valley, Italy by US 12th Air Force
Mestre, Italy by US 15th Air Force
Tinian and Truk Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Yap Island by US FEAF
Manokwari, Wewak and military coastel targets on New Guinea by US FEAF
Changsha, Sinshih, and Hengyang, China by US 14th Air Force
Lockchao-Sittang bridges, Burma by RAF Fighters
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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Night out at the pub
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
It's one of those blissful days where I know exactly what I need to do, externally and internally, subject to the unexpected of course. It is important to keep learning, but it's also good to have times where you simply put into practice what you have learned.
It is a most blissful feeling indeed to know what you're doing, why you're doing it and to be solely focused on the moment. This is truly living! I'm very clear what this life experience is. It is a wave in the ocean of the universe that gathers energy and then passes it on as it is re-absorbed back into the universe. I intend to pass on as much wisdom and difference as I can.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you clear in your own mind what your life is for?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Cloud will evaporate by mid-morning and it will be dry and sunny with patchy cloud thereafter.
Dry with patchy cloud overnight
A light north-westerly wind throughout
Max Temp = 21 degC
Min Temp = 15 degC
Sunrise at 05:03
Sunset at 21:23
Jetstream: Over Ireland, Wales and England, moving west to east
Weathertrack: High Pressure over the Azores is expanding north to merge with High Pressure over Lapland to form a hiigh pressure "corridor" over Britain.
A depression in the central North Atlantic will remain static and weaken
Air Pressure: 1017 millibars and rising
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
The best place to drown a hipster is in the mainstream :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
The Graham Norton Show - Light Sabres
Scientists believe that bats first appeared 65-100 million years ago,
the same time as the dinosaurs. The earliest known megabats lived 35
million years ago. Many scientists believe that megabats may be more
closely related to primates (monkeys, apes, and humans) than they are
to modern bats.
9. ZEN WISDOM
The struggle between happiness and unhappiness is the story of human
existence. The struggle between peace and war is the history of the
human race. The power that leads us to victory in these
struggles is the power of good within us.