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June 6, 1944 D-Day

This is the 78th 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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Post-Tropical Cyclone Alex– Day 5

Post-Tropical Cyclone AlexPosition: 35.5N 60.6W [ 4:00PM CDT 2100UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [060°] near 31 mph [50 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [110 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 195 miles [315 km].
Minimum central pressure: 993 mb.

Currently about 325 miles [ 525 km] Northeast of Bermuda.

At 1PM CDT the Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled by Bermuda as Alex moves away from the island and begins to lose its tropical characteristics.

At 4PM CDT the storm has transitioned to a post-tropical cyclone. This is the final public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system.

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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