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June 6, 1944 D-Day

This is the 76th anniversary of one of history’s biggest military gambles – the invasion of Normandy. There were so many things that had to fall into place for it to work, that it really is amazing that it did.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt told a news conference the invasion did not mean the war was over. He said: “You don’t just walk to Berlin, and the sooner this country realizes that the better.”

The war continued for almost a year, but FDR did not, dying a month before the German surrender.

This is what it was like when the US had adults in the White House.

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Tropical Storm Cristobal – Day 5

Tropical Storm CristobalPosition: 26.2N 90.2W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 240 miles [390 km].
Minimum central pressure: 993 mb.

Currently about 210 miles [ 340 km] South-Southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico from Intracoastal City, Louisiana to the Okaloosa/Walton County line, Florida including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for mouth of the Mississippi River to Ocean Springs, Mississippi including Lake Borgne.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for east of Morgan City, Louisiana to the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

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