The Opium Wars were caused by Chinese attempts to prevent western traders bringing opium to China during the 19th century. Predominantly imported by the British and French, opium was socially and economically devastating for the Chinese. Around 25 of their male population was addicted to the drug by 1839.
After Howe had occupied Philadelphia, Washington attacked British troops at Germantown. The Americans planned a four pronged attack. The morning was foggy, and American coordination broke down. As a result, the attack failed, and the American troops were forced to withdraw..On September 22nd 1777, British General Howe outflanked Washington, and made his way into Philadelphia.
1 November 1940November >December GreeceItalian troops reach the Kalamas RiverWar at SeaBritish lay mines in the Bay of Biscay, now used by German U-boats to reach their bases in western FranceHow to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 1 November 1940 , http://www.
More accustomed to science fiction, Belgian author-cartoonist Marvano (real name Mark van Oppen) confirms his growing inclination for historical fiction after his Berlin trilogy. This is how Renaissance, the first volume in the Grand Prix series, which, as its title suggests, takes place against the backdrop of car racing in the interwar years, appeared in June 2010.