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August 3 in history

8  Roman Empire general Tiberius defeated Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.

881  Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeated the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem… 507 more words


Emir of Katsina and his entourage admiring a traffic light.

Hyde Park, created in 1536 by Henry Vill for hunting, is one of the largest parks in London, and one of the Royal Parks of London. 80 more words


Book Review: To Engineer is Human

Lots of meat, without the maths that makes it hard to swallow.

When I was preparing to apply to become a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a mentor – I think as a warning against complacency – challenged me that I should be reading at least… 401 more words


Yes, We Have No Bananas ... Tomorrow?

Must be a poor news day. Because as I’m driving to work, local radio talk show is giving details of the “threat to the future of our bananas” and asking how will we ever manage without them. 924 more words