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Today’s Focus: East Meets West Day
Commemorating the day during World War II when the Eastern front of the Allied forces met the Western front, on the River Elbe.
The American troops coming from the East were not supposed to make contact with the Russian troops coming from the West, and vice versa. They had orders to remain on either side of the river while officers formalized occupation of Berlin.
Despite this, when the two armies met, patrols were sent across the river and first contact between the two forces was made.
Daily Trivia: There is a sea slug that can eat algae and gain the ability to photosynthesize, so it never has to find food again for the rest of its life cycle.