On this day
The Vikings lost.
In 910, the final Viking army (or, at least, the last of a major size) that raided England was ceremoniously defeated by Mercia and Wessex’s allied forces. The Battle of Tettenhall, the conflict in question, was claimed as a victory by the forces of then-King Edward and Earl Aethelred.
Volkswagen took a leap into the future!
In 2022, Volkswagen launched a prototype of its very first flying car! It is an automated, electric passenger vehicle that has been named the “Flying Tiger.” Maybe we’ll all be flying around in those some day soon… let’s embrace the EV revolution first, of course!
Special Days Falling on August 5thAugust 5th has much to honor and celebrate. Don’t believe us? Just check out these international holidays taking place today.
Our Lady of Africa Day
August 5th is highly important for Christians living in Ceuta, a city in Spain. It’s known locally as Dia de Nuestra Señora de África, which roughly translates as “Our Lady of Africa Day.” Specifically, August 5th honors the symbol of the Virgin Mary, largely as she's known as the Patron Saint of Ceuta city. It's a day for solemn religious celebration but also for laying flowers and meeting with family.
You’re technically reading a blog, right? Well, today’s the day our fabulous writers (yours truly included) get a day in the limelight. In the US, August 5th is officially Blogger Day – an occasion where it’s worth considering setting up your own blog, finding a few new sites to read from, or simply learning about the history of blogging online. It’s more common these days for businesses to blog as opposed to everyday people – but there’s still lots of us out there!