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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (13th September
On the Russian Front...
Kriegsmarine minesweeper M-5603 is sunk by Soviet aircraft
49th Army of Soviet 2nd Byelorussian Front crosses the Narew river and captures Lomza
German 9th Army withdraws from the Praga district of Warsaw on the east bank of the Vistula and demolishes bridges over the river
47th Army of Soviet 2nd Byelorussian Front secures Praga
Soviet aircraft begin belatedly dropping supplies to the Polish Home Army in Warsaw overnight
SOE agent Noor Inayat-Khan is executed in Dachau concentration camp
On the Western Front...
Canadian 1st Army besieges Boulogne and Calais while other elements probe across the Leopold canal overnight
British 2nd Army attacks around Antwerp and Albert canal
US 1st Army attacking around Maastricht and Aachen
US 3rd Army is heavily engaged around Thionville, Metz, and Nancy
US 7th Army captures Langres, Vesoul, and Villersexel
VIII Corps of US 9th Army assaults Brest as the German garrison refuses a request to surrender
In the Mediterranean...
German vessel Toni is sunk by RN destroyers Troubridge and Tuscan
Italian vessel Thalia in German service is sunk by RN submarine Virtue
British 8th Army continues assault around Coriano
US 5th Army attacks the Gothic Line
The Allied Second Quebec Conference continues
In the Pacific...
USN Task Group 32.5 conducts an air and naval bombardment of Peleliu Island
USN minesweeper Perry is sunk by a mine off Angaur Island
Japanese vessel Etajima Maru is sunk by USN submarine Sunfish in the Yellow Sea
Japanese vessel Usa Maru is sunk by patrolling US 14th Air Force aircraft in the South China Sea
US General Stilwell meets with representatives of Mao's Chinese Communist forces
Operation To-Go (Hunan-Kwangsi Operation):
Japanese 11th Army advances toward Chuanhsien
Japanese 23rd Army advances from the Canton area toward Wuchow and US 14th Air Force bases
Indian 36th Infantry Division captures Namma south of Pinbaw
Today's Air Raids...
Auschwitz and Kracow, Poland by US 15th Air Force
Germany for a third day, US 8th Air Force attacks multiple targets, with 750 bombers. 28 (4%) are shot down.
Odertal and Blechhammer, Germany by US 15th Air Force
Gelsenkirchen and Osnabruk and Berlin, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Belfort, France by US 12th Air Force
V-weapons sites in France by RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
Vrutky, Czechoslovakia by US 15th Air Force
Diosgyor, Hungary by US 15th Air Force
Athens, Greece by RAF aircraft
Northern Italy on military targets by US 12th and 15th Air Forces
Pagan Island and the Palau Islands by US 7th Air Force
Manokwari, Babo, Ransiki, and military targets in New Guinea by US FEAF
Morotai Island by US FEAF
The Philippines USN Task Groups 38.1,
38.2, and 38.3 -- with undisputed control of the air in the region --
conduct attacks against targets on and around Cebu Island, Negros
Island, and Legaspi Island
Northern Burma on military targets by US 10th Air Force
Taukkyan Airfield, Burma by the Royal Indian Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Shift 2 of the Weekend Job
Twitter Followers = 1,795 (up 2)
Nonfollowed Eliminated = 0
Unfollowers Eliminated = 0
New Followers = 2
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
With Friday proceeding as smoothly as expected, I was able to devote ny attention to attention itself. In order to mentally and spiritually progress further, I now need to elevate my mindfulness to the level of being continually self-aware. This is actually quite hard work! Chains of thought can quickly take you to places you don't want your mind to be in.
My technique to keep focused is not attempting a particular chain of thought, which is impossible to maintain, but on the intended feeling, which is on peace of mind. It's much easier to focus on a primal feeling than it is a high-level thought. Focus intently enough on the feeling, and the thoughts you actually want will follow.
My intention today is focus on the desired feeling and to see how the day unfolds.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you in control of your attention and guiding it where you want it to be?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry throughout with occasional sunny or clear periods
A generally westerly breeze will blow throughout
Max temp = 16 degC
Min Temp = 11 degC
Sunrise at 06:36
Sunset at 19:29
Weathertrack: High Pressure over the North sea and covering Britain will start to drift north
Air Pressure: 1028 millibars and static
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Everyone talks about the early bird, but look what happened to the early worm! :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Jimmy Carr - FAQ
Research suggests that 25% of heart attacks go unrecognized and are discovered only later when a routine ECG is performed.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Only by overcoming life’s problems and obstacles can we become truly
strong. If everything always goes smoothly, we will grow complacent and
be unable to build a solid foundation for our lives. Only by
experiencing suffering ourselves can we understand the suffering of
others and deepen our compassion.