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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (30th January 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Kriegsmarine cruiser Prinz Eugen, two destroyers, and five torpedo boats provide naval gunfire support as XXVIII Korps of German 4th Army attacks from the Cranz bridgehead toward Koenigsberg
Soviet 2nd Byelorussian Front is attacking German 4th Army
Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front besieging Posen and attacking around Stolzenberg, Calau, Schweibus, and Zorndorf
Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front captures Steinau
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front is engaged around Budapest
Kriegsmarine vessel Wilhelm Gustloff sunk by Soviet submarine S-13 during refugee evacuation operations in the Baltic - approximately 9343 people are lost but survivors are picked up by several Kriegsmarine vessels
Hitler makes his final radio speech
U-30 is decommissioned
On the Western Front...
US 9th Army attacks around Kesternich, Huppenbroich, and Eicherscheid
US 1st Army attacks around Rohren, Alzen, Wirtzfeld, Krinkelt, Rocherath, Honsfeld, Hunningen, Muerringen, Elmerscheid, and Lanzerath
US 3rd Army attacking around Andler, Schonberg, Rodgen, Heuem, Lommersweiler, Hemmeres, Steffeshausen, Auel, and Steinkopf
French 1st Army attacking around Bischwihr, Wihr-en-Plaine, Muntzenheim, Fortschwihr, Urschenheim, Jebsheim, and Illhaeusern
US and British political and military leaders meet at the Malta conference
In the Pacific...
IJN guardboat No. 2 Hokoku Maru is sunk by USN destroyer Burns off Ojae
Japanese vessel No. 12 Taisei Maru is sunk by RN submarine Tantalus in the South China Sea
Japanese vessel Issei Maru is sunk by USN submarine Threadfin off Honshu
Operation Mike 7:
USN Task Group 78.3 lands elements of US 38th Infantry Division on Grande Island in Subic Bay with naval and air support, but the landing is unopposed
US 6th Army captures Fort Stotsenburg, Talavera, Subic, and Olongapo on Luzon
US 8th Army continues mopping up operations on Leyte Island
General Wedemeyer orders his officers not to negotiate support for Mao's troops
British 14th Army attacking Japanese positions at Kabwet - Japanese forces withdraw overnight
Today's Air Raids...
Stadlandet, Norway by RN aircraft from RN escort carriers Campania and Nairana
Northern Italy on transportation lines, supply depots, and other targets by US 12th Air Force
Celebes Island by RAAF aircraft
Iwo Jima by US 7th Air Force
Hankow, China by US 14th Air Force
Burma on Japanese positions, supply depots, and other targets around Kutkai, Bawgyo, Hamngai, Namhsan, Naleng, Pangsari, Hsenwi, and Wengnan
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Shift 1 of the Weekend Job
TV Comedy Night
Twitter Followers = 1,857 (up 1)
Non-followed eliminated = 0
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
New Followers = 1
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
The predicted smooth week wasn't as smooth as predicted! On the other hand my reactions were cool and collected, and that is an important objective achieved - to focus not on what the circumstances are but on my reactions to them. My ultimate aim is to experience the calm I'm feeling now regardless of circumstances by having focus in the right place.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you in full control of your own mind?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Mainly dry and cold - some sunny intervals and isolated sleet late afternoon
A cold north-westerly will blow throughout
Max Temp = 2 degC at 2pm
Min Temp = -2 degC at 7am
Sunrise at 07:57
Sunset at 16:44
Weathertrack: A large depression west of Norway will drive Arctic air and snow showers across Britain
Air Pressure: 971 millibars and rising slightly
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
My dyslexia has just hit a new owl. :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
The Graham Norton Show - James McAvoy’s Outrageous Audition Escape
Venice introduced the gold ducat in 1284 and it became the most popular gold coin in the world for the next 500 years. Ducat is Latin for “duke.” It is the currency used in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and is referenced in The Merchant of Venice.
In his song “I Ain’t the One,” rapper Ice Cube sings that “he’s
getting juiced for his ducats.” The ducat is also used in the
“Babylon 5” sci-fi series as the name of the Centauri race’s money.
9. ZEN WISDOM
A person who cannot genuinely empathize with others can never excel as a
leader. So much of what ails society today is the result of too many
people in leadership positions who do not or cannot identify with the
plight of their fellow men and women.