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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (9th August
On the Russian Front...
Premier Mikolajczyk of
the Polish government-in-exile again meets with Stalin in Moscow but
again can gain no promise of supplies for the uprising in Warsaw
German forces advance to the
Kierbedz Bridge over the Vistula, opening a route to Praga on the east
bank and isolating Polish Home Army units in the city center
On the Western Front...
Canadian 1st Army advances toward Falaise
Heavy fighting continues around Mortain while US 1st Army begins to turn toward Argentan and Falaise
US 3rd Army attacks into St Malo, isolates L'Orient, mops up around Le Mans, and advances toward Nantes, Alencon, and Angers
VIII Corps of US 3rd Army attacks German units in the vicinity of Brest
General Sepp Dietrich takes command of the 5th Panzer Army
In the English Channel...
USN PT-509 is sunk by Kriegsmarine 46th Minesweeping Flotilla and 2nd Patrol Boat Flotilla off the Channel Islands
In the Mediterranean...
Kriegsmarine torpedo boat TA-19 sunk by Free Greek submarine Pipinos in the Aegean
Kriegsmarine torpedo boat TA-21 heavily damaged by Allied aircraft and subsequently written off in the Adriatic
British 8th Army mop up along the Arno River around Florence
De Gaulle's French Provisional Government in Algiers declares Petain's Vichy regime null and void
In the United States...
President Roosevelt arrives at Puget Sound naval base on a tour of inspection
In the Pacific...
US III Amphibious Corps is mopping-up bypassed Japanese pockets and stragglers on Guam
Two Japanese fishing boats sunk by RN submarine Trenchant off the East Indies
Japanese vessels Yagi Maru and Boko Maru are sunk by USN submarine Barbel in the East China Sea
Japanese vessel Hokko Maru is sunk by aircraft off Shanghai
Japanese vessel Tokuyu Maru sunk by US FEAF aircraft off the East Indies
USN submarine Seawolf lands an intelligence team on Palawan Island
In New Guinea...
Japanese resistance ends along the Driniumor River
leaders opposed to Chiang Kai-shek approach American officials about
forcing his resignation and setting up a new government
Indian 36th Infantry Division captures Taungni south of Mogaung
US 10th Air Force attacks targets around Taungni-Sahmaw in support of Allied ground units
Today's Air Raids...
Germany, Netherlands and Belgium targets of opportunity by US 8th Air Force
Dortmind-Ems Canal, Germany minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Northern France on bridges and military targets by US 9th Air Force, transportation routes by US 8th Air Force
V-Weapons sites, Foret de Mormal and Foret de Chatellerault oil facilities, and La Pallice, France by RAF Bomber Command
Budapest, Gyor and Luftwaffe airfields in Hungary by US 15th Air Force
Brod, Yugoslavia by US 15th Air Force
Northern Italy military targets by US 12th Air Force
Yap Island, Asap Island, Waigeo Island, Ceram Island, and Ambon Island by US FEAF
Hengyang, Siangtan, Changsha, and along the Yangtze River in China by US FEAF
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
The Milk Run
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Another day in paradise, with all three of us enjoying our lives right now. We're all making a difference and we're all feeling fulfilled and happy. I have learned not to grasp and cling to such times but simply to feel the pleasure with gratitude and appreciation as the experience moves through me.
At the moment I'm on an "upward spiral" where the benevolent conditions invoke a calm mind which perpetuates the benevolent conditions. I intend to do nothing much different until Monday when I will increase my marketing efforts.
This period of intense pleasure has made up for all the previous unhappy times, and life feels like a worthwhile experience. I know what I am and what to do, and all consequential pleasure is a bonus on top.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you taking the time to count your blessings?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Mainly dry with prolonged sunny periods
Possibility of brief isolated showers in the late afternoon
Clouding over after dusk and it will be mainly dry and cloudy overnight
An initially strong westerly wind will peter out in the evening
Max Temp = 17 degC
Min Temp = 14 degC
Sunrise at 05:34
Sunset at 20:50
Weathertrack: A binary-centred depression over Scotland will drift north, but ex-hurricane Bertha will approach rapidly from the west, deepen and head for England
Air Pressure: 1006 millibars and rising slightly
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Whoever determined that a 1-inch Mars Bar should be called "fun sized",
should really re-evaluate their standards for entertainment. :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
The Lonely Island feat. Akon - I Just Had Sex :D
Hawaii is 2,390 miles away from the nearest continent (North America)
and is considered the most isolated population centre on earth. Early
in its history, seeds and plants were brought to the barren island
by wind, ocean currents, and birds.
9. ZEN WISDOM
The greatest tragedy in life is not to die, it is to live as if dead, to
let the life within us wither. Toward what goal or achievement are we
striving in life? This is the important question to ask ourselves.