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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (9th July
On the Russian Front...
Soviet Leningrad Front continues attacking Finnish defenses around Tali-Ihantala in the Karelian isthmus
Soviet 3rd Byelorussian Front captures Lida and encircles German garrison of Vilnius (aka Wilno, Vilna)
In Normandy, France...
British 2nd Army captures Carpiquet airfield and Bretteville-sur-Odon, and despite strong resistance by German 12th SS Panzer Division, advances into Caen
US 1st Army advances south from La Haye-du-Puits and toward Periers
Strong German counterattacks are launched against US 1st Army around
In the North Sea...
Kriegsmarine patrol vessel V-1308 is sunk by a RN MTB
In Seaforth, England...
Anti-submarine skipper and tactician Captain F.J. Walker dies of a stroke
Raoul Wallenberg arrives in Budapest in an effort to save Hungarian Jews
British 8th Army prepares to assault German positions at Arezzo
Italian units of British 8th Army capture Filottrano
US 5th Army captures Volterra
In the Mediterranean...
USN minesweeper Swerve is sunk by a mine off Nettuno
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Taihei Maru is sunk by USN submarine Sunfish off the Kuril Islands
Saipan declared secure as US forces continue mopping up Japanese stragglers
Hundreds of Japanese
civilians jump -- or are thrown -- to their deaths at Point Marpi on
Saipan rather than fall into American hands
Overall Japanese deaths on the island exceed 27,000
Guam is bombarded by Cruisers and destroyers of USN Task Group 53.18, whilst carrier-based aircraft attack from the air
US 41st Infantry Division are still mopping up remnants of Japanese Biak Detachment on Biak Island
Gandhi agrees to the partition of India between Muslims and Hindus after the war.
With permission of
Southern Area Army, Japanese 15th Army orders its forces to begin
withdrawing from India across the Chindwin following the failure of its
In the Indian Ocean...
British vessel Shahzada is sunk by U-196
Today's Air Raids...
V-Weapons sites in France by US 8th Air Force and RAF Bomber Command
Ploesti Oilfield, Romania by US 15th Air Force, including H2X-equipped Pathfinder aircraft for the first time.
Truk Atoll, Tinian and Jaluit Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Rota Island by Carrier-based aircraft from USN task force 53
Boeroe Island, Yap Island and Woelai Atoll by US FEAF
New Guinea on military targets by US FEAF
Shayang and Sinyang, China by US 14th Air Force
Shwebo, Katha, Loilaw, Hopin and military targets in Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
With Missus seeing Daughter hotfoot from work, quality Son time will be the priority today. He is more like me than I would prefer! On the other hand, this means that I know what he needs. In particular. his confidence and self-esteem is fragile, and a regular diet of encouragement is required.
Time with Son is a golden opportunity to "put money where mouth is" and do right everything my own parents did wrong. He is an opportunity to show what I could have been if I had been properly nurtured!
Not that I would in any way turn back the clock - the events in my life have led me to a wisdom I would otherwise have missed, and I have, by an occasionally traumatic route enjoyed the wonderful experience of Peace Of Mind and able to enjoy the life experience as my True Self.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
What strengths have you developed as a result of your traumas?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and sunny throughout - cloud building overnight
A moderate northerly or north-westerly will blow throughout
Max Temp = 20 degC
Min Temp = 12 degC
Sunrise at 04:47
Sunset at 21:36
Jetstream:West and north of Britain, easing and drifting north
Weathertrack: High Presuure over the Azores will expand north, a strong depression over Northern Germany will drift west
Air Pressure: 995 millibars and static
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Money talks - mine just keeps saying "Goodbye!" :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
The Graham Norton Show: Making fun of Meryl Streep and Harrison Ford
Around 40% of Americans suffered no hardship at all during the Great Depression of the 1930's.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Each time you fall down, just get back up. If you can pick yourself up, you can also move forward.