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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (14th May 1945)
Isolated German pockets in East Prussia surrender to Soviet forces
In the Baltic...
Kriegsmarine vessel TFA-3 (ex Danish Dragen) is sunk by a mine
More RN destroyers arrive at Norwegian ports
U-764, U-1010, U-244, U-516, U-1231, and U-2326 arrive and surrender
Luftwaffe ace Adolf Galland arrives, having been flown from Germany for interrogation
U-485 and U-541 arrive and surrender
Admiral Hewitt is ordered to begin a new investigation of possible errors of judgment by naval officers at Pearl Harbor
U-805 and U-234 (with military secrets originally intended for Japan) arrive and surrender
Australian 6th Infantry Division is attacking Japanese positions on high ground overlooking Wewak airfield
In the Pacific...
US 6th Army's I Corps attacks northward from Balete Pass and XI Corps reaches Ipo dam
US 8th Army attacking around Talomo trail, Sanipon, Mintal, and Hill 550
A detachment of US 8th Army is clearing pockets of Japanese resistance
US 10th Army is attacking Japanese 32nd Army around Sugar Loaf Hill, Wana Ridge, Chocolate Drop Hill, Flattop, and King Hill
Offshore, USN aircraft carrier Enterprise is damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft
IJN auxiliary minesweeper Yoshino Maru is sunk by USN submarine Sand Lance off Hokkaido
Two Japanese vessels are sunk and two damaged by mines
East China Sea:
Three Japanese vessels are sunk by USN aircraft
"Mars Force" (US 5332nd Infantry Brigade) completes redeployment from Burma to China
Today's Air Raids...
Borneo on military targets by US FEAF
Celebes on military targets by US FEAF
Hozan, Formosa by US FEAF
Nagoya, Japan by US 20th Air Force
Kyushu Island, Japan on airfields by USN aircraft, sinking three vessels offshore
Bima airfield, Malaya by US FEAF
China minelaying in the Yangtze River, and attacking, bridges, river traffic and targets of opportunity throughout southern and eastern China by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Particularly importantly, benign circumstances allow you to quiet your mind, and discover your true self beneath all that noisy thought.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you recognizing and making best use of the opportunities that come your way?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy throughout
A moderate easterly will swing north-easterly in the evening
Max Temp = 10 degC at 2pm
Min Temp = 5 degC at 7am
Sunrise at 05:07
Sunset at 21:00
Weathertrack: Britain is between an anticyclone to the north and a depression to the south
Air Pressure: 1015 millibars, dipping then rising slightly
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I met an archaeologist fascinated with used tampons - he could tell you just by looking which period it came from :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
In Iran, it is against the law to own a dog as a pet. However, if an owner can prove the dog is a guard or hunting dog, this restriction doesn’t apply. Muslim reticence concerning dogs is perhaps due to the fact that rabies has always been endemic in the Middle East.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Failure is an instrumental part of every success. Whether our life has been a triumph or tragedy can only be judged at its very end.