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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (4th February 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Kriegsmarine destroyer Z-25 and two torpedo boats support German 3rd Army around Koenigsberg
German vessel Hiddensee sunk by Soviet submarine SC-318 in the Baltic
Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front attacking Kustrin and along the Oder River
In the Soviet Union...
The Yalta Conference between, Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin formally begins
On the Western Front...
US 1st Army captures Ruhrberg, Wollseifen, Morsbach, and Hollerath
French 1st Army continues to attack the Colmar pocket
A detachment of four RAF Gloster Meteor III jets arrives for demonstration purposes
U-1014 is sunk by RN frigates Loch Scavaig, Loch Shin, Nyasaland, and Papua
US 5th Army conducts limited attacks in the Serchio valley and recovers Gallicano, Castelvecchio, and Albiano
In the Pacific...
After raiding the East Indies, RN Pacific Fleet arrives in Fermantle, Australia to resupply
USN submarine Barbel is sunk by Japanese aircraft in the East Indies
Japanese vessel Tairai Maru is sunk by USN submarine Spadefish in the Yellow Sea
USN submarine Pargo bombards Japanese installations on Woody Island off Indochina
US 6th Army is fighting its way into Manila and attacks Zigzag pass on Luzon
Final battalion of 511th Parachute Regiment of US 11th Airborne Division drops south of Manila, whilst 11th Airborne Division of US 8th Army begins moving northward toward Manila, running into Japanese defences around Paranaque
The first truck convoy from India enters Kunming
US 5332nd Infantry Brigade of Northern Combat Area Command clears Japanese positions around Hpa-pen
Today's Air Raids...
Antwerp, Belgium by ten V-2 rockets
Bonn, Osterfeld, Gelsenkirchen, Dortmund and Hanover, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
London by fourteen V-2 rockets
North Sea minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Northern Italy on bridges and transportation routes by US 12th Air Force
Corregidor Island by US FEAF
Caballo Island and Chichi Jima by US 7th Air Force
Kobe, Japan by US 20th Air Force
Yungning and Sinyang, China by US 14th Air Force
Burma bridges at Inailong, Bawgyo, Ho-hko, Hay-ti, Mong Long, and Pa-mao, and Japanese positions,
supply dumps, and other targets around Nam Yem, Na-makhkaw,Mansam, Kong
kang, Nawngsong, Mong Yai, Nalang, and Pangmit by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
There's never a good time to need a wisdom tooth out by any measure, particularly financially if you want it done NOW. Along with some other necessary expenses, it was another blow to the debt hole, but I stick by the principle that you do not compromise on wellbeing on the grounds of cost.
Missus had developed an infection in one of hers and the thing had to go! She is now experiencing the painful aftershock, and knows at least something of what it was like when I had all four out at once back in the 90's.
My challenges financial and otherwise are of course negligible compared to the suffering of many. I am fully aware that many would yearn to trade their lives for mine. I have no problem finding things to be grateful for.
I like to think that I use the abundance such as I have to make a difference. My greatest difference is in my case to Missus and to Son who needs my comforting presence and occasional mentoring. These prioritized, I have the capacity to make a difference in lesser ways to those receptive to my skills and wisdom, and still get my own rocks off. In short, I have challenges but no complaints whatsoever.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you making the difference you WANT to make?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry, cloudy and cold throughout, with a moderate north-westerly wind
Max Temp = 2 degC at 3pm
Min Temp = -1 degC at 8am
Sunrise at 07:49
Sunset at 16:54
Weathertrack: High Pressure over the central Atlantic will bring calm settled weather but drag Arctic air south over Britain
Air Pressure: 1016 millibars and rising sharply
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
My ultra-sensitive toothpaste gets really jealous when I use other toothpaste. :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Charlie Brooker On To Catch A Predator in the US
Most types of seahorses pair for life. Female seahorses lay their eggs
inside a pouch on the male seahorse’s belly. When the babies are ready
to hatch, the male holds onto a piece of seaweed with his tail and rocks
back and forth until the babies pop out of his pouch.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Even places that have been shrouded in darkness for billions of years
can be illuminated. Even a stone from the bottom of a river can be used
to produce fire. Our present sufferings, no matter how dark, have
certainly not continued for billions of years—nor will they linger
forever. The sun will definitely rise.