well, sure, 1812 was when the US kicked the Brit's ass...the only time the US was ever invaded by foriegn troops. ( not counting pearl harbor, because the Japaneese never invaded, they just attacked....so says my history buff husband)
We've been great friends ever since! Like a true gentleman, Brit gov stood up and said, ooops my bad! won't do it again. Come over for a cuppa sometime, will you ol chap?