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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (1st July
On the Russian Front...
Finnish defenses around Tali-Ihantala successfully hold back Soviet Leningrad Front in the Karelian isthmus
Soviet 3rd Byelorussian Front and 1st Byelorussian Front advances toward Minsk to encircle German 4th Army
Soviet 3rd Byelorussian Front captures Borisov
In response to the General Strike, martial law is declared in Copenhagen
Hitler attends General Eduard Dietl's funeral
In Normandy, France...
I SS Panzer Korps suffers heavy tank losses in its attacks against British 2nd Army around Caen
VII Corps of US 1st Army reaches tip of Cap de la Hague marking the end of German resistance in the Cotentin peninsula
Eisenhower begins a several-days visit to General Bradley at US 1st Army HQ
In the English Channel...
RN MTBs attack Kriegsmarine 10th Motor Minesweeping Flotilla overnight, sinking minesweeper R-180
US 5th Army captures Cecina and advances toward Siena
In Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA...
The Bretton Woods conference
(UN Monetary Conference) opens with representatives from 44 nations,
leading to the establishment of the International Bank for Reconstruction and
In the Pacific...
IJN guardboats Kamoi Maru and No. 5 Isuzugawa Maru are sunk by USN submarine Batfish
Japanese vessel Nikko Maru is sunk by a mine in the East Indies
Japanese vessels No. 1 Takatori Maru and No. 2 Taiun Maru are sunk by USN submarine Tang in the Yellow Sea
US V Amphibious Corps pushing advances on Saipan
US 41st Infantry Division continues mopping up pockets of Japanese resistance on Biak Island
In New Guinea...
In Sarmi-Arare sector, US Task Force Tornado advances west toward the Woske River
Operation To-Go (Hengyang Operation):
Japanese 11th Army attacks Chinese 10th Army in Hengyang
Remnants of Japanese 15th Infantry Division and 33rd Infantry Division are encircled around Ukhrul
A Japanese patrol infiltrates Palel airfield and destroys and damages several RAF aircraft on the ground overnight
Today's Air Raids...
V-Weapons sites, Northern France by RAF Bomber Command
La Spezia, Italy by US 12th Air Force, sinking four Kriegsmarine gun ferries
Tinian Island, Rota Island, Ponape Island and Truk Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Noemfoor Island, Boeroe Island and offshore shipping by US FEAF
Wewak, Manokwari and military targets on New Guinea by US FEAF
Tungting Lake and military targets in China by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
The Milk Run
Online promotional work
Short Missus Time
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
With Missus going hotfoot from work to see Daughter, unprecedented time to get other stuff done is available today! I fully intend not to squander it! There's a variety of things to do and I will simply get on with them.
On the spiritual front my intention is absolute faith in my Higher Self to "run the show" and reducing the role of my ego to observer.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
What will you do today towards fulfilling your life purpose?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Mainly dry and sunny
Cloud will increase in the afternoon and there will be isolated light showers in the evening.
Showers will clear in the later evening and it will be mainly clear overnight
Max Temp = 18 degC
Min Temp = 13 degC
Sunrise at 04:40
Sunset at 21:41
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Keep the dream alive: Hit the snooze button :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Eddie Izzard on Moses
While the ostrich lays the largest eggs on land, the whale shark lays
the largest eggs in the world. An egg from a whale shark measuring 14
inches in diameter was found in the Gulf of Mexico in 1953.
9. ZEN WISDOM
The biggest obstacles to our progress exist within our own lives in the
form of cowardice and the tendency to give up. Breaking through these
barriers will unleash a surging wave of change.