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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (23rd January 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 2nd Byelorussian Front attacks around Mohrungen and Elbing
Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front reaches the Oder around Oppeln and Steinau
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front opens a new offensive along Slovak-Hungarian border
Soviet 3rd Ukrainian Front is opposing German attacks around Lake Balaton and Budapest
Hitler orders that oilfields in Hungary and Austria must receive top priority for defence
Count Helmuth von Moltke-Kreisau is executed for anti-Nazi activities
On the Western Front...
British 2nd Army captures Aphove, Straeten, and Scheifendahl
The Battle Of The Bulge:
US 1st Army captures St.Vith
US 9th Air Force aircraft claim more than 1000 German vehicles destroyed
Heavy dogfighting between Luftwaffe and RAF fighters
President Roosevelt, Admiral Leahy, and accompanying party depart Virginia for Malta aboard USN heavy cruiser Quincy
In the Pacific...
IJN submarine I-48 is sunk by USN destroyer escorts Conklin, Corbesier, and Raby off Yap Island
Japanese vessels No. 1 Hozan Maru and Nikkaku Maru are sunk by mines off Sumatra
Japanese vessel Taikyu Maru sunk by USN submarine Barb in the East China Sea
IJN guardboat No. 7 Kainan Maru sunk by USN submarine Sennet in the East China Sea
US 6th Army, advancing
towards Clark airfield and Manila, attack around Bamban, Concepcion,
Magalang, Hill 355, and Bobonan on Luzon
A detachment of US 8th Army attacks Japanese positions on Poro Island in the Camotes Islands
27th Infantry Division of Japanese 20th Army captures Yunghsin airfield
Japanese naval forces land at Pinghai and Hsincheng
Elements of 36th Infantry Division of British 14th Army capture Twingge
Today's Air Raids...
Neuss, Germany by US 8th Air Force
Po Valley by US 12th Air Force Fighters
Iwo Jima by US 12th Air Force
Nagoya, Japan by US 20th Air Force
China on targets of opportunity by US 14th Air Force
Aungban and Hsumhsai airfields, Japanese positions, supply depots, and other targets around Kawngwang, Sati, Kyaukme, Wengnan, Hko-lawng, Lothke, and Panglaw, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Shift 1 of the Weekend Job
TV Comedy Night
Twitter Followers = 1,852 (no change)
Non-followed eliminated = 0
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
New Followers followed back = 0
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
It's been a somewhat disrupted week as I was bedding-in a new nutrition regime and escorting pagophobic Missus to the bus stop in the morning. Something more like a normal week is expected with routine stuff going on.
I intend to take advantage of this forthcoming settled period to elevate my consciousness to the highest levels. If my mind is not disrupted by mood swings and external events, I will be able to settle my mind right down and attain the levels of universal awareness I am seeking.
Though it's too early for conclusions, the effect of high Chromium levels seen to be kicking in - I intend to make use of this stability to press on towards my goals.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you working towards achieving your life purpose?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
A cold, dry and frosty start
Sporadic showers arrive in the afternoon, finally petering out in the late evening
A moderate south-westerly will blow throughout
Max Temp = 5 degC at 8pm
Min Temp = -1 degC at 9am
Sunrise at 08:08
Sunset at 16:31
Weathertrack: A brief ridge of high pressure over Britain will be replaced by weak weather fronts crossing in the afternoon and evening
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
If I ever met God I'd ask him why he designed people with the playground right on top of the sewer :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Arielle Scarella on lesbian first time experiences
The First Folio, the primary source for most of Shakespeare’s plays, was
published by the last of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men (Shakespeare’s
acting company), John Heminges and Henry Condell, in August 1623. It is
the only source for 18 of Shakespeare’s plays, which would otherwise be
9. ZEN WISDOM
When we change, the world changes. The key to all change is in our inner
transformation—a change of our hearts and minds. This is human
revolution. We all have the power to change. When we realize this truth,
we can bring forth that power anywhere, anytime, and in any situation.