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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (30th September
On the Russian Front...
Elements of German 9th Army complete the destruction of units of the Polish Home Army in Kampinos Forest outside Warsaw
Polish Home Army pocket in the Zoliborz district of Warsaw surrenders, leaving only the city centre under Home Army control
Hitler suffers a severe stomach illness
On the Western Front...
The besieged German garrison of Calais surrenders to elements of Canadian 1st Army, whilst the main force attacks the Breskens pocket along the Scheldt estuary
Limited skirmishing on British 2nd Army front
US 1st Army opens attacks around Vortum and Overloon
Strong German counterattacks are launched against US 3rd Army in Foret de Gremecey
US 7th Army attacks around Rambervillers and Foret de Parroy
Premier Mikolajczyk of
the Polish government-in-exile dismisses General Sosnkowski as military
commander-in-chief in London and appoints Bor-Komorowski -- besieged in
Warsaw -- in his place
RN Force A resumes operating off Crete to intercept the German withdrawal from the Greek islands
Free Greek forces land on Mykonos Island and the German garrison subsequently withdraws
British 8th Army captures Tribola, Montalbano, Monte Reggiano, and Borghi
US 5th Army advances around Forni, La Lima, Monte Cappello, and San Adriano
In the Atlantic...
U-1062 is sunk by USN destroyer escort Fessenden
In the Pacific...
US commander William H. Rupertus declares
Peleliu Island fully occupied, but in reality Japanese pockets continue to resist
General MacArthur confers with Prime Minister John Curtin. It is agreed that in addition to occupation duty, Australian units will be reserved for the capture of Borneo and Java
Operation To-Go (Hunan-Kwangsi Operation):
34th Infantry Division and other elements of Japanese 11th Army attack Changning
Today's Air Raids...
Munster, Hamm and Bielfeld, Germany by US 8th Air Force
Sterkrade, Bottrop and Hamburg, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Po Valley and military targets in Northern Italy by US 12th Air Force
Pagan Island by US 7th Air Force
Faan, Babo, Fak Fak, and Urarom, New Guinea by US FEAF
Mototai Island on offshore shipping by Japanese aircraft
Balikpapan oilfield, Borneo by US FEAF
Celebes Island, Ceram Island, Halmahera Island, and other targets in the East Indies by US FEAF
Wuchou, Tien Ho, and White Cloud, China by US 14th Air Force - also 100 fighters attack military targets
Myothit, Bhamo, and military targets in Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Online promotional work
Twitter Followers = 1,806 (down 2)
Nonfollowed Eliminated = 2
Unfollowers Eliminated = 0
New Followers =0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
My life, like the unseasonal weather, is currently mild and benign, which is ideal for self-promotion and self-development. In addition, there are now few distractions, so time is more likely to be spent wisely.
I will consequently use this time to sharpen my focus on my intentions and use all the opportunities in front of me to make them happen!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you taking advantage of all the opportunities to develop yourself?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy throughout, with some sunny intervals
A moderate south-westerly will blow throughout
Max Temp = 17 degC
Min Temp = 13 degC
Sunrise at 07:06
Sunset at 18:47
Weathertrack: High pressure dominating Europe will continue to cover Britain, but a very strong depression between Greenland and Iceland will drive two cold fronts across Britain overnight and on Wednesday
Air Pressure: 1020 millibars and static
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
If a man makes a statement in a forest, and there's no woman there to hear it, is he still wrong? :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Frankie Boyle's Referendum Autopsy (sorry, UK users only unless you use a VPN)
The first African-American Oscar winner was Hattie McDaniel who was
awarded the 1939 Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind. Twenty-four years would lapse before another African-American would win: Sydney Poitier for Lilies of the Field (1963), which was filmed in just 14 days.
9. ZEN WISDOM
There may be times when others seem enviable. But others are others and
you are you. Rather than comparing your joys and sorrows to those of
others, you should aim to surpass your limits in the situation you are
in right now. Those who can do this are the true victors in life.