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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (10th August 1945)
The Cabinet insists that surrender must not end the reign of the emperor. Consequently, before dawn, the Foreign Ministry sends messages through Sweden and Switzerland announcing that Japan will accept the Potsdam Declaration if Hirohito is allowed to remain on the throne
Six Japanese vessels are sunk by mines
US vessel Jack Singer is written off by Japanese aircraft
Having received a Japanese message sent from Tokyo, President Truman meets with top officials to discuss a reply
USN submarine Hawkbill bombards Japanese positions
Soviet vessels continue minelaying around the coast
25th Army of Soviet 1st Far Eastern Front captures Tungning
5th Army of Soviet 1st Far Eastern Front is attacking toward Machiacho Station, Hsiachengtzu, Lumintai, and Muleng
1st Red Banner Army of Soviet 1st Far Eastern Front attacking Pamientung and captures a bridge over the Muleng River
35th Army of Soviet 1st Far Eastern Front captures Hutou and pushes toward Mishan and Tungan
5th Separate Rifle Corps of Soviet 2nd Far Eastern Front captures Jaoho
15th Army of Soviet 2nd Far Eastern Front captures Japanese positions between Sungari River and Ussuri River
36th Army of Soviet Trans-Baikal Front is attacking around Hailar
39th Army of Soviet Trans-Baikal Front, having bypassed and cut off the Japanese fortified area around Halung-Arshaan, continues to advance
6th Guards Tank Army of Soviet Trans-Baikal Front advances through the Grand Khingan Mountains unopposed
17th Army of Soviet Trans-Baikal Front advancing toward Chihfeng
US Joint Chiefs of Staff tells General Wedemeyer that he will command US forces landing in Chinese ports, but those forces must not become involved in a Chinese civil war
General Stone takes command of US 14th Air Force, replacing Chennault
Today's Air Raids...
Shinchuku, Formosa by US FEAF, sinking Japanese vessel Chichibu Maru
Ryukyu Islands on military targets by US FEAF
Japan USN aircraft with RN support continue large-scale attacks on the mainland and offshore, sinking eight Japanese vessels
Japan on targets throughout Kyushu and Shikoku and offshore, sinking three Japanese vessels
Tokyo and offshore minelaying by US 20th Air Force
Unggi and Najin, Korea by Soviet aircraft, sinking IJN Coast Defense Vessel No. 82
Korea on offshore shipping by US FEAF, sinking seven Japanese vessels
Wonsan, Korea offshore minelaying by US 20th Air Force
China on targets throughout southern and eastern China by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Twitter Followers = 1,978 (down 1)
Non-followed eliminated = 1
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
New Followers followed back = 0
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Whilst in general I am very happy with this life experience, I was reminded on a few occasions yesterday how vulnerable I am, easily broken in the wrong circumstances. I consider it no bad thing to be aware of the fragile nature of wellbeing, and that sunnier times are opportunities to consolidate knowledge and discipline.
I have learned that no character has any inherent invincibility or infallibility and is sustained only by the grace of others and the universe in general. I am aware that many other characters have lacked this insight and squandered their grace whilst many others never enjoy any such grace at all.
All this has made me profoundly grateful to play THIS character, with all its grace, knowledge, insight and humility, and as a result experience the greatest prize that a life experience can offer - peace of mind.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
What do you think brings peace of mind?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Mainly dry and cloudy during the day
A high probability of isolated light showers in the afternoon
Skies will clear in the evening
A moderate south-westerly will blow throughout
Max Temp = 19 degC at 4pm
Min Temp = 13 degC at midnight
Sunrise at 05:36
Sunset at 20:48
Weathertrack: A succession of weak weatherfronts will cross Britain today, in most areas resulting only in cloud
Air Pressure: 1014 millibars and static
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I wonder if there's an online course I can take to cure my internet addiction :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Would I Lie To You - Does David Mitchell have a five point plan for coping with prison?
When Tutankhamen’s tomb was opened in 1922, the wine jars buried with him were labeled with the year, the name of the winemaker, and comments such as “very good wine.” The labels were so specific that they could actually meet modern wine label laws of several countries.
9. ZEN WISDOM
If you lose today, win tomorrow. In this never-ending spirit of challenge is found the heart of a victor