In 1814 the conflict between the British East India Company and the Kingdom of Nepal escalated into the Anglo-Nepalese war. Nepal lost after 2 years of fierce resistance, causing the British unexpected heavy casualties.
In December 1944, World War 2 was tipping in favor of the Allied Forces. During that time, the American general McAuliffe was commanding the 101st Airborne Division. The Germans were launching one of the last massive counterattacks in the Battle of the Bulge.
In the early 1930s, airships were one of the coolest ways to travel. Nevertheless, it was not meant to become a longlasting trend. Accidents showed the public that this type of travelling was not yet as safe as it should be.