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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (19th January 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Finnish forces reach Kilpisjarvi in the extreme northwestern corner of Finland, completing the elimination of all German forces from the country
Soviet 1st Baltic Front captures Tilsit
Soviet 3rd Byelorussian Front captures Schlossberg
Soviet 2nd Byelorussian Front captures Mlawa and Wloclawek
Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front captures Lodz and Krakow
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front lands troops on Margit Island in the Danube
German IV SS Panzer Korps attacks towards Budapest from Lake Balaton
With Poland now mainly liberated from German forces, General Okulicki, commanding the Home Army, orders his forces to disband
Martin Bormann and Eva Braun arrive at Hitler's bunker in Berlin
On the Western Front...
British 2nd Army captures Stevensweerd, Isenburch, Breberen, Saeffelen, Broichhoven, and Koningsbosch
The Battle of the Bulge:
US 1st Army continues attacking the northern flank of the Bulge, US 3rd Army the south, clearing Bettendorf, Diekirch, and Bastendorf
US 7th Army is engaged around Bitche, Rittershoffen, Hatten, Sessenheim, and Drusenheim
In the Pacific...
General LeMay arrives at Guam to take command of US 21st Bomber Command, replacing General Hansell
RN submarine Porpoise is sunk by Japanese aircraft off the East Indies
Japanese vessel Usa Maru sunk by USN submarine Spot in the East China Sea
US 6th Army attacks toward Clark airfield on Luzon
A detachment of US 8th Army is clearing Poro Island in the Camotes Islands
21st Infantry Regiment of US 8th Army attacks along Gusay Creek on Mindoro
Raiding forces of Japanese 20th Army are operating around
Lokchong, Chimen, Pingshek, Paishihtu, and Liangtien
On the Salween Front:
Chinese Y Force enters Wanting
In the Northern Combat Area
Command sector, Chinese 38th Infantry Division cuts the Namhkam-Namhpakka
trail while US 5332nd Infantry Brigade attacks in the same area
British 14th Army advances towards Monywa
IJN sub chaser Ch-63 damaged by RN submarine Supreme and run aground in the Andaman Islands
Today's Air Raids...
Antwerp, Belgium by one V-2 rocket
Brod and military targets in Yugoslavia by US 12th Air Force
Negros Island by US FEAF
Akashi and military targets in Japan by US 20th Air Force
Indochina military targets by US 14th Air Force
Targets of opportunity throughout southern China with more than 100 fighters by US 14th Air Force
supply depots, and other targets around Tonghsim, Konghsa, Mankang, Mong
Pa, Pangkawlong, Saihkao, Man Hio, Man Mao, and elsewhere in Burma with more
than 80 fighters by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Some Me Time
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Amongst Missus, various mental health issues, one of the more expensive is Pagophobia - the fear of slipping on ice and frost. Expensive because he only way she can travel at such times is taxis. With the weather as it is, it could be an expensive few days!
Unfortunately, hypnotherapy is not suitable for schizophrenia, so I can't help her that way. I have however ordered some crampons, so we'll see if they make a difference when they show up.
As part of my self-development, I have been studying motivation and made a realization - that holding on to what you have is not a suitable goal. You need to have a goal even if you're content, or you will slide backwards. I have thus set renewed goals that can be summarized as SLIM, CALM and INSPIRED.
I am using visualization and visual aids to keep focused on these goals, and doing things practically to move towards them.
SLIM - minimized sucrose in my diet, and taking opportunities to MOVE
CALM increased meditation and visualization
INSPIRED Deeper faith in my intuition - I will launch a separate blog to monitor progress.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Is it time to focus on achieving a better life?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Cold, dry and cloudy throughout, with a moderate westerly wind
Freezing fog overnight
Max Temp = 1 degC at 2pm
Min Temp = -2 degC at midnight
Sunrise at 08:13
Sunset at 16:23
Weathertrack: Weather systems elsewhere are dragging Arctic air across Britain
Air Pressure: 1017 millibars and falling
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Sometimes, I think life is one big test & I’m in the wrong classroom :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Charlie Brooker on Gay Marriage
The polar bear, while surviving in drastically reduced numbers, is
already effectively extinct in its natural habitat—and no amount of
change can save it because of insufficient breeding pairs and inexorable loss of habitat. Scientists estimate that just 20,000 to 25,000
polar bears still survive in the wild.
9. ZEN WISDOM
As long as we are human, we are bound to make mistakes. What
distinguishes a forward-looking person from an intransigent one, a
virtuous person from a dishonest one, however, is whether one can
candidly admit to one’s mistakes and take bold steps to redress them.