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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (7th January 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front continues fighting its way into Budapest - German III Panzer Korps counterattacks in an effort to relieve the city
On the Western Front:
The Battle of the Bulge:
US 1st Army continues attacking the northern flank of the Bulge and US 3rd Army the southern flank
US 7th Army continues countering German attacks
In the Pacific...
Off Luzon, USN Task Group 77.2 begins a bombardment of Japanese installations around Lingayen Gulf, whilst underwater demolition teams clear obstacles from landing beaches.
The Japanese respond eith aerial attacks and USN minesweepers Hovey and Palmer are sunk
In the last USN surface engagement of the Pacific war, is sunk by IJN destroyer Hinoki sunk by USN destroyers Charles Ausburne, Braine, Russell, and Shaw
Japanese vessel No. 2 Nichiei Maru is sunk by USN submarine Spot off Japan
Japanese vessel Shinsei Maru is sunk by US 14th Air Force aircraft in the East China Sea
British 14th Army captures Onbauk and Thabeikkyin and advances towards Shwebo
Today's Air Raids...
Germany on transportation targets by US 8th Air Force
Munich, Hanover, Nuremberg and Hanau, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Halmahera Island by RAAF aircraft
Celebes Island by US FEAF
Iwo Jima by US 7th Air Force
Yeu, Burma by Japanese aircraft
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Take down Christmas Tree
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
As Missus carer one of my least favourite jobs is de-hoarding her wardrobe. A most upsetting task, it reminds me I AM a carer.
I liken it to that scene in THE SHINING where Jack's wife finds out
that all he's been writing for weeks is ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A
Having not done it for four weeks, it proved a seriously big job. As usual amidst all the rubbish I came across stuff bought as presents that will never be given or used. After prodding her conscience regarding fait accompli impulse purchases, I'm hoping she won't make any for a while.
I have however accepted how things are and I just get on with it. Like many tasks, if you accept it must be done and keep on top of it, it's not so bad. Having neglected to do it for a while, it was a little more upsetting than usual
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
What do you find hard to accept?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy in the morning
Showers arrive in the afternoon - light and scattered at first, they will increase in frequency and intensity, then will peter out after midnight
A moderate to strong southweaterly will blow throughout
Max Temp = 9 degC at 10pm
Min Temp = 5 degC at 8am
Sunrise at 08:23
Sunset at 16:04
Weathertrack: A series of weather fronts will sweep across Britain from the west
Air Pressure: 1019 millibars and falling
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Does bad light end up in a prism? :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Charlie Brooker - Reasons To Be Fearful '14
Star Trek (2009) is the first time Lt. Uhura was been given a first name on screen, “Nyota,” though she is referred to as Nyota in the DC
comics’ “Who’s Who in Star Trek.”
9. ZEN WISDOM
No matter how wonderful our dreams, how noble our ideals, or how high
our hopes, ultimately we need courage to make them a reality. Without
action, it’s as if they never existed.