It was the East India Company that started the British rule in India. The firm accounted for half of the world's trade during the 17th century, exchanging goods with the Indian kingdoms and China's Emperor Qing. Cotton, salt, silk, tea, and opium were much sought in Britain and some parts of Europe, and this would one be the reasons why the company built private armies to protect its interests. A mutiny took place on May 10, 1857, marking the first Indian revolt against British rule.
"Cinderella", the classic tale of unjust oppression, could be written like this: "The next morning, as soon as the shades of Night, pursued by the constables of the Sun, had fled the country, ..." The metaphorical usage would have provided the story, which generations of readers believed was simple and feel good, an intriguing twist. There would be more to this make-believe tale, even revealing some information about its origin. But no one would want to. This what turned Cinderella into a universal figure.
Florida was admitted to the Union on March 3, 1845, making it the 27th state of the United States of America (USA). One must be able to know its geography and history in able to figure out the significance behind the number. Located in the southeastern region of the USA, Florida enjoys a subtropical climate. This is hardly surprising.
When Luise Rainer passed away on December 30, many thought that there was no living actor from Hollywood's golden era. Olivia de Havilland is 98 years of age, while Kirk Douglas will be a year shy of a hundred this December. But Rainer didn't enjoy a longer career that these two did.